can I top up my hydraulic brake fluid with water?

only a tiny amount

7 Answers

  • Kinan
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Olive oil would be better. Get to it.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I wonder when the CPSC will require some feature on hydraulic brakes to try to make them idiot-proof, like the things that frustrate the use of quick-release axles.

  • pmt853
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Obviously it is possible to do this, but it's an appallingly bad idea. You will wreck the brake system.

  • I did it. Seems good. Thanks guys.

    They are cheap old brakes which is why I'm experimenting

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  • 1 month ago

    Go ahead.  Be my guest.  You win the "Darwin Award" for the day.    

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  • Ian K
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sure, just make sure you immediately remove the brakes from the vehicle and throw them in the garbage, then get a ride to the parts store and buy a new caliper, brake lines, master cylinder, as well as brake fluid.  Then have a professional install them.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    sure, your life .........................................

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