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From: "Peter Ashwood-Smith" <petera at nortelnetworks.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 21:26:26 UTC
There was a question a while back about the brake fluid reservoir in a Pitts. These things do not have an air vent so you have to be careful not to fill them too full. If you fill it right to the top and there is a significant temperature change your breaks will lock up.... I found this out the hard way because we redid tires and breaks a week ago when it was VERY cold then this weekend the temperature really heated up. Anyway my breaks dragged significantly until I opened up the reservoir and drained a teaspoon or so of fluid out of it. Kind of obvious in retrospect but ... Peter Attachement 1: part2.html