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Old 4th May 2011, 23:07   #16
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I don't think so! I think the usage is perfectly acceptable!
In the medical realm, yes - where to bleed = loss of a liquid from a closed loop, i.e. one's circulatory system. One can bleed to death, but bleeding a hydraulic brake system cannot kill it!
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First time I heard such situation. Anyway, you immediately need to visit to nearest Fiat after sales service and get the brake system bled. It will not take much time.
No dear not only bled but total system flushing out and leaving car without brake oil for few hrs before new fluid is used and bled.
Its not that serious , and can be done in a day,s job.
You may get it done at any garage, but stop using the car, and dont press brake pedal at all till the job is done.Tow the vehicle to the garage and use hand brake during towing .

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In the medical realm, yes - where to bleed = loss of a liquid from a closed loop, i.e. one's circulatory system. One can bleed to death, but bleeding a hydraulic brake system cannot kill it!
Sorry but you are way off the mark. I normally would not take something like this any further but your () icon seems quite un-necessary!
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Hi,
Coming late to this thread, but commenting because I would have done things differently.

A) Would have siphoned out the contaminated fluid as much as possible from the reservoir, rather than flush it out through the bleeding nipples.
B) Then bled out the rest of the remaining MC fluid from a point as close to the MC as possible.
Idea is to prevent the contaminated fluid coming in contact with elastomer parts, which means seals and hoses, as much as possible.

Lastly, at the service station, would have flushed the system with methylated spirit. (Though this needs to be checked for compatibility with modern fluids and elastomers.)

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Old 26th August 2011, 09:21   #20
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Sorry guys, Its a very late reply. Post this I drove very carefully as directed by Fiat and they replaced the Oil. I believe it costed about 500rs. Thank you very much for the inputs! :-)
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Good to hear you got home safley! Im curious to know why you put water into the
[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]reservoir in the first place. [/FONT][/SIZE]
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LOL, I was @ Mysore on tour.. and in a rush to fill water for wiper, I put it in the break fluid. Actually the hotel watchman did it! And I immediately stopped him. Luckily, the Fiat showroom was just 2 kms away from the hotel!
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