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Brake fluid - striping the bleed screw

re the thread on stripping the bleed screws, my practice is to use a drop of
old brake fluid as penetrating oil on the back side of the bleed screw.  It
seems to work like a champ and there is no possibility (however slight) 
of contaminating the fluid in the slave cylinders.  Plus, its convenient 
- you've already got the stuff right in front of you!

Jeez, its almost that time again - will have to go do my car soon!

BTW, anyone care to guess why changing fluid is not recommended on 
Japanese or American cars?  I'd chalk it up to German maintenance 
practices rather than any difference in the machinery.  I'll be replacing the
fluid in my Dodge this fall too!

Jason Douglas
(703) 883-7016