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Old 05-24-2018, 09:10 PM   #1
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Now what

I have, of course, been watching for brake leaks for the past 6 months. Dry as a bone throughout.

Now the brakes are fixed and the driver front decided to piddle.

Good news though, it's not brake fluid! It's running down the inside of the knuckle and tastes like buttered carrots.

Hurray it's not the brakes?
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:13 PM   #2
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Color of fluid?
How high up does it leak from?
Which corner of your vehicle?
Other fluids are at norm level?
What is the age of the clapper in the picture?
It appears to be heavily rusted, is the other side the same condition?
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:18 PM   #3
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LOL, no, it's 1000% diff fluid. It's a bad seal, the guy who did the brakes originally said it was fine. I'm supposed to be on the road at 7am but instead I'll be sitting at the dealership. wee hoo. Good times!


(between you and me I'm not exactly fully packed anyway....)
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:20 PM   #4
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Oh I misunderstood.
Good luck
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:37 PM   #5
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No worries I was just coming around so you all could commiserate.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:13 PM   #6
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Geez, you canít get a break! (Pardon the pun.) Hope you finally get on your trip and have some fun.

Did you get your brake pedal issue sorted? What was it?
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Seems to have been air in the HCU that was not bled when it was replaced, exacerbated by the pads not being broken in. I'm not 100% sure it's right, but it's way better and my only concern is being in lo driving off a mountain, not something I should face in Indiana.
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Seals are 7+ hours maybe they can get to it Tuesday.

They sold me some fluid and said go ahead and drive it, just top it off every 500 miles or so.

Haha Haha Haha Haha good times
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Blame it on the SMB-Forum magnets from years ago.


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That small amount of oil is minimal, and it should take a lot of miles before you need to top off the fluid. I wouldn't worry for now unless it starts soaking your new brake pads. Still, "tastes like buttered carrots"? Too funny....................
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