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Frequently Asked Questions

Brake fluid

The brake fluid is made of "Polyalkylenglycol" (highly poisonous and corrosive) and other additives. Their purpose is to transmit pressure from the brake pedal and the brake cylinder to the hydraulic brake system. The brake fluid’s boiling point is 290 C° in order to avoid creating vaporisation when the brakes are firmly pressed. The hygroscopic nature of the brake fluid requires it to be changed at the prescribed service intervals. A small quantity of water can significantly lower the boiling point and can cause air bubbles. This has a negative effect on the braking pressure because the gas (air) can be compressed unlike the brake fluid.