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Removing the brake fluid reservoir screen/filter


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I apologize if this is somewhere in the archives but I did a search and couldn't find any specific information on how to remove the screen/filter from the brake fluid reservoir. I need to flush my brake fluid before a PCA DE this weekend and I'd like to remove the screen on the top of the reservoir so I can remove as much of the old fluid as possible with my Mitivac pump. I read some other posts that you just take some needle nose pliers to remove, but mine doesn't seem to want to come out. Does it only come out a certain way, meaning it needs to be rotated in a certain orientation?. '99 Boxster, if that matters.

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I don't remove them because sometimes they break.

I drain fluid from the RR nipple until the level is at the sensor in the reservoir. Then fill the reservoir and start bleeding. You start at the RR.

I use the Motive pressure bleeder so when I drain the fluid the Motive tank is empty. If your Mitivac is the one I have then it creates a vacum at the nipple.

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Thanks, that was going to be my secondary option. I just figured it would be a little faster to suck all of the old fluid out of the reservoir with my Mityvac pump as other's have suggested before putting the new fluid in. I don't know how other's got the screen out but I tugged on it pretty hard and it wouldn't budge. I had visions of brake fluid getting flung all over the place if it broke lose with those pliers. I'll use your procedure instead. I just picked up a Motiv pressure bleeder so it should go pretty quick.

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