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Old 07-30-2013, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
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.
BOOM! I guess using nitrogen is probably safer. Not sure if I'll gain access to nitrogen gas for the Camry, we'll see.

Good idea on the turkey baster. I'll have to get my own, the would be if our turkey started tasting like brake fluid


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