Mercedes 126 Repair – Forgotten Liquid, Part III

The subject of this article, brake fluid, is not as neglected as a gauze or steering fluid. Brakes will ultimately control even the unauthorized owner's attention. But we should pay attention to our brake system long before it hurts us.

Mercedes is one of the few car manufacturers to provide service life for brake fluid – two years. And there are very good reasons for this. First, brake fluid is very hygienic and easily absorbs water vapor from the atmosphere. If you get a container of brake fluid open overnight, it will be well endangered the next day. Water in the liquid can boil and evaporate when the brakes are applied to prevent pressure from the headroom to the thickness. No need to specify the severity of the security risk. Water also causes corrosion within the braking system. Finally, fluid within the thickness is very high temperature and degradation over time. Fluid in the reservoir might be ok, but there is no fluid in this system to provide visual incentives to intervene.

If you live in a humid climate, Mercedes's prescription can not be strong enough. It may be necessary to change fluid every year . And it is best to do this during the dry part of the year. For most people, the job is best done in the spring, but in the summer of the middlefloor is the best time to work during the winter break, which is a dry season. Nevertheless, ordinary work on brakes offers more possibilities for checking the condition of the cushion, rotation and flexible brake. The opening and closing of the bleeding screw prevents them from being replaced with rust. And your diameter suffers with love for it.

While some Swedes still have a traditional double-haemorrhagic process, pancreatic blisters are exceptionally effective and slow-blown hemorrhoids are simple loneliness. Power bleeding eliminates the need to constantly monitor the fluid level in the reservoir, thus reducing the risk of air into the system and requiring us to start over. And they have been shown to reduce the risk of damage to the headroom during normal bleeding.

Standard advice to start with a diameter farthest from the headbox. Indeed, this right backpack seems to be the worst to bleed completely. It is important to continue until the liquid that passes from the thickness is completely clean and free of air bubbles . A small amount of Teflon tape wrapped around the strands of the bleeding screw can protect against any tendency to suck genuine air at that point. Although such air is not in the thickness to cause trouble at work, it is difficult to tell when the brakes have been bleeding successfully.

DOT 4 fluid should be used in Mercedes brakes. If all you can get is DOT 3, it's not the end of the world: it will not harm the system in any way; It simply has a lower boiling point. Whatever you do, do not use DOT 5 brake fluid; It is designed exclusively for racing and is not available in vehicles.

Source by Richard M Foster

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