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Old 07-29-2013, 12:14 PM
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I use a turkey baster to suck up the fluid from the master cylinders before working on the brakes or clutch. Doesn't have to be sophisticated. :-)

Yeah, using a shop vac does not instill confidence and the education stuff I linked to (autoshop101) has some sort of tool that uses nitrogen when working on these things because they say introducing compressed air into a fuel is dangerous. I'm not sure why the older manuals talk about shop air purges but I guess in concept hooking 43 psi to a saturated fuel canister is a bit like a supercharged engine waiting for a spark.
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