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Shimano Brake Qustions

stinky6

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Dec 24, 2004
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Where can you get mineral oil for cheap? I heard some BMWs use it so it can be found at automotive shops. Its probably not cheap but once for once its got to be a better deal.
Also I have 2007 or so Saints and was wondering if anyone has bleeding tips to get both brakes feeling the same when your pads are at different wear levels.
Thanks
Jake
 

jonKranked

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first off, brakes are self adjusting so pad wear is irrelevant.

second of all, for mineral oil, if you find a decently well equipped shop, they should be able to get you a liter of the actual shimano mineral oil for about $30
 
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jonKranked

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and fwiw.... i bought a liter of shimanos fluid probably 2 (maybe 3?) years ago now. i have 3 bikes with shimano brakes. bottle is maybe 1/3 gone?
 

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oh, one tip i remembered on the bleed process... use a 10mm box end wrench to push the pistons in the caliper all the way in before you start bleeding, and put in the little yellow block that came with the brakes (or something similar in size) to keep the pistons from pushing back out during the bleed process.