What brake fluid Do avid elixirs?
5.1 DOT Fluid
For best results, use only Avid High-Performance 5.1 DOT Fluid. If Avid fluid is not available, only use DOT 5.1 or 4 fluid.
Do you need a bleed kit to bleed brakes?
The equipment needed to bleed hydraulic mountain bike brakes differs slightly from model to model but regardless of which brake you’re trying to bleed you will usually need the following: Bleed Kit – containing syringes, bleed adaptors, how-to instructions. Brake Fluid – DOT or Mineral Oil, depending on your brake …
How does brake bleed screw work?
A brake bleeder screw is as it sounds — a screw that enables bleeding. Because air naturally rises to the top of the fluid in the caliper (or is forced there via compression), loosening the screw first purges the system of air, followed by fluid.
Do Formula brakes use DOT fluid?
Use only DOT. 4 fluids with your Formula brakes. Do not use a fluid other than the DOT. Doing so will damage the system and make the brakes unsafe to use.
What do I need to bleed my avid elixir?
Tools needed: Avid bleed kit ( syringes, drip free fittings, DOT fluid, torx tool, bleed block ), T25 and T10 torx (included in Avid bleed kit) , 2.5 mm allen key, toe strap or elastic band, rags, water or isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle.
Where to put bleed block on avid brakes?
Place them somewhere safe away from any brake fluid. Insert your bleed block between the pistons to keep them apart during the bleed procedure. If you do not have the Avid bleed block or other suitable device, follow our guide on how to make your own bleed block.
How do you remove bleed port on Elixir R?
Use your Torx T10 key to remove the bleed port screw from the caliper body or banjo bolt as shown on our Elixir R model. Place the screw in a safe place so it doesn’t go walkabout.
Where is the bleed port on an avid T10?
Use your T10 torx driver ( one comes in the Avid bleed kit, or you can use a separate one) to remove the bleed port screw that is located up at the lever on the bite point adjustment dial. It’s small so put it in a safe spot so it doesn’t roll away.