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Old 26-07-2021   #1
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Mystery green brake fluid

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I'm tending to a Fiat Coupe 20V turbo (1998) at the moment and the car is filled with a GREEN brake fluid.

It is clean and green in the reservoir, so I don't think it is the result of aging or contamination in the pipework (it comes out a bit darker at the calliper bleed points but you can tell it's the same stuff).

Does anybody have any clues as to what it is? I initially thought silicone, but that seems to be a standard purple colour these days. But was it a different colour in the past?

I hope someone hasn't put LHM in it (mineral fluid as used in Citroens etc) as that could be bad news....

Any thoughts welcome!

Many thanks!

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Re: Mystery green brake fluid

Ditch the fluid, itís contaminated with algae. Brake fluid should be clear slightly yellow. Do full change.
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Re: Mystery green brake fluid

This guy on YouTube seems to find green brake fluid regularly. His videos are amusing, with some funny terms, and he describes this green fluid as "Shrek piss". As above, this is contaminated, and needs a full flush through with new fluid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQJAQ2TBLCQ&t=202s
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Re: Mystery green brake fluid

OK thanks all - yes if it's not some super fluid I guess a change is the right course. I've seen brown, I've seen black but never green before. One lives and learns.

Algae? Really? Any organism that can live in brake fluid will surely be here post-Armageddon and inherit the Earth.

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OK thanks all -
Really? Any organism that can live in brake fluid will surely be here post-Armageddon and inherit the Earth.

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