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    Hydro hose leak - Can you over fill brake fluid?

    My rear brake line is weeping brake fluid. Right in the middle of the line (not at a connection or bend) No visible kinks or imperfections in the woven metal. It's Jagwire HyFlow hoses and Elixir CR brakes.

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    Can you over fill brake fluid thus causing too much pressure?

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    I don't believe so. Especially on Avid brakes. I have Hope Tech brakes, and they have more of a traditional master cylinder. I fill it to the rim, and put the cap on.
    Sounds like a bad hose. I would contact Jagwire and request a new hose set. They are very helpful.

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    thanks.

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    Well, you can overfill the brakes (if you fill out the max but the caliper pistons were not fully inserted in while doing so, and you push them in afterwards - for instance when you install fresh pads), but it won't be causing hose to weep.

    It usually goes out at the weakest point - seals.

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