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Fluid top ups - Confused

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by zenwalker, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    The process under taken to eliminate the air bubbles in the fluid path is called fluid bleeding.
    AFAIK, if you are replacing the entire fluid, then a bleeding is required to push out all the air bubbles. A caution to be observed while topping up is, don't push the brake pedal or turn the steering wheel. Even FASS wouldn't be bleeding the fluid if you go for a top up.

    Experts??
  2. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    pdydeva,
    Yest. he didnt do any of such bleeding thing. Just open the cap, pour the liquid. Thats all. As you said for top ups such thing is not taken care off.
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  3. rohit tunga

    rohit tunga Amatore

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    Bleeding the power steering system is one of the easier tasks to do.

    All that one needs to do is turn the steering lock to lock several times while keeping the PS reservoir open. Any air in the system will come out through the reservoir.

    Perhaps you can do the bleeding process for your satisfaction.

    Got to know this from the best mechanic on earth, Edd China from Wheeler Dealers.
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Nope. No such issue at all. You will not get any air into the system by merely opening the reservoirs.

    How you CAN get air into the system is unplugging any of the PS or brake lines.

    When topping up, just put in whatever amount you need, screw it back and drive. Simples. I've done it more times than I can remember on the Palio D and another car.

    Cheers.
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  5. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    But, one needs to carefully monitor the reservoir tank for a overflow while doing this. For the same reason, bleeding has to be done at workshop with enough fluid availability to avoid drying up the system.

    Word of caution: Bleeding process needs to be done during replacement of fluid and/or to fix any abnormal behavior of the steering only. Do not attempt the above mentioned bleeding technique if your steering works well.
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