I have a set of Mono Minis and I just rebled the rear brake. Hope recommends that I use DOT 5.1 or 4 fluid. However, I misread that and used DOT 5 fluid instead. A day after bleeding the brakes with the wrong fluid, I realized my mistake. (Yes, I'm an idiot.) Of course, I also find out that DOT 5 and DOT 5.1/4/3 are incompatable. Joy. I was so proud of myself too for bleeding my brakes too.
Anyway, I haven't ridden on my bike yet since my brakes have been bled. I've read from other posts that I should just use DOT 4, since DOT 5.1 is impossible to find. (It actually took me a while to find DOT 5, and I didn't see DOT 5.1 anywhere.)
My question is: do I just need to do a full rebleed of my brakes with DOT 4 fluid to fix everything? Or are my brakes completely screwed? Will I need new seals and lines, etc.? My brakes FEEL okay at the moment. They haven't exploded, aren't leaking, or doing anything else suspicious or unusual.
Thanks for the help.
EDIT: Hrm, I just read that people who changed their cars' brake fluid from DOT 5.1/4/3 to DOT 5 may be making things worse by going BACK to DOT 5.1/4/3 as the silicone in DOT 5 fluid is nearly impossible to get out of the system. Arrgh. Should I even rebleed them at all? At least it's just my rear brake, heh.
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