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    Cleaning Bleed Kit for different Brakes

    Wanted to know know what others use to clean their bleed kit when using it for other brakes. I have 3 bikes with the following brakes Shimano M985 brakes, Avid Elixir, and Juicy 7. I understand Elixir and Juicy 7 use the same fluid, DOT 5. The Shimano used mineral oil. I have one kit, Avid disc brake bleed kit that is compatable with all (I did my research).

    What should i use to clean the tubing, syringes, etc after each use?

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    You should always clean your syringes after use or else your plunger will swell and make it unusable.

    I put them in a tub with water and dish soap, let it rest for a while and I never had a problem.
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    I read in another thread that someone used soap and water to clean their Avid disc brake kit and the tubes tunred opaque.

    What oil do you use (Mineral, DOT3, 4, or 5)? Also, what soap do you use for soaking?

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    They do turn opaque but I don't know if it's because of the cleaning method.

    I used dot (5.1 I think) & mineral oil with my kit.
    Dish washing soap, usually Sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Biker View Post
    ... I understand Elixir and Juicy 7 use the same fluid, DOT 5...
    In case it wasn't a typo....Avid brakes use DOT 5.1, not DOT 5 which is not compatable with DOT 5.1.

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