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Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

I think I need to add a little break fluid and it seems that the only opening, (there are 2) is a 6 sided hex type plastic bolt with a tube running out of the top. One is easy to get to, the other is under the plastic. Do both need to be filled? Does the side cover need to be removed to fill the one that seems to be very hard to get to? Any tricks or hints? Looks like a job for the turkey baster.....


found answer here, but it did not come up in my search!

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Dan they both need to up to the max line or you will get the wig wag on the dash I found that removing the pillion seat made it easier to get to the resivoir used pointy nose pliers to undo the nuts they are not tight just awkward never took off the side panels and yep used a small plastic kitchen funnel to direct fluid into the res.

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Re: Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

Yep..... thanks. Noticed it's been about two years since the last flush and the fluid is between tea color and red...... It's that time again... always something!

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Re: Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

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you should be able to "get to" both of the reservoirs without removing any tupperware,
turkey baster or eyedropper is the key, they're only going to take an ounce max.

keep in mind that the reason your fluid level went down
is because your brake pads have gotten thinner.


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Re: Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

On a related matter, I'm having trouble opening the document at the link below. I keep getting the encoding pop-up whenever I try to open it. Can someone attach another copy?

http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/show...&Number=162457

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Re: Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

I tried and I can't get it to open either...

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Re: Adding break fluid to an 02 under the rear seat

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Dan

you should be able to "get to" both of the reservoirs without removing any tupperware,
turkey baster or eyedropper is the key, they're only going to take an ounce max.

keep in mind that the reason your fluid level went down
is because your brake pads have gotten thinner.

Thanks, I'll give the break pads a check too. I found that my battery needed a little boost too and the cold weather also caused the fluid to drop just enough to set off the red alert. Warm weather today; full charge batter, no brake alarm. I'll add a few drops later this weekend cause colder weather is coming...

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