• If the reservoir requires repeated topping-up this is an indication of a fluid leak somewhere in the system, which should be investigated immediately.
The MAX and MIN marks are indicated on the clutch fluid reservoir filler neck. The fluid level must be kept within 5.0 mm of the MAX level mark.
3 Carefully prise off the cap using your fingers, and inspect the fluid and filler neck. If the fluid is dirty the hydraulic system should be drained and refilled (see Chapter 6).
2 If topping-up is necessary, first wipe clean the area around the filler cap to prevent dirt entering the hydraulic system.
4 Carefully add fluid, taking care not to spill it onto the surrounding components. Use only the specified fluid. After topping-up to the correct level, securely refit the cap and wipe off any spilt fluid. Note the special rubber float in the filler neck.
Brake fluid level
• Brake fluid can harm your eyes and damage painted surfaces, so use extreme caution when handling and pouring it.
• Do not use fluid that has been standing open for some time, as it absorbs moisture from the air, which can cause a dangerous loss of braking effectiveness.
• Make sure that your car is on level ground.
• The fluid level in the reservoir will drop slightly as the brake pads wear down, but the fluid level must never be allowed to drop below the "MIN" mark.
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