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    Brake Fluid Cap

    Try as I might, I can't unscrew the brake fluid cap on our 2005 450.
    Anyone have any tips? I have removed the front panel to do other work on a previous occasion, but don't really want to do it again just to top the brake fluid up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys's Dad View Post
    Try as I might, I can't unscrew the brake fluid cap on our 2005 450.
    Anyone have any tips? I have removed the front panel to do other work on a previous occasion, but don't really want to do it again just to top the brake fluid up.
    Problem solved. I poured a little hot water over the cap and it turned quite easily. previously it wouldn't budge and I have quite a strong grip. Thought I'd mention it, in case anyone else had a the same problem.

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    They are a PITA sometimes (usually). A thump with a screwdriver is what I end up doing. At least there's no danger of it popping off the master cylinder as there is with other cars. I'll remember the hot water trick for future though.

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    I am for the piping hot water method. Works on most stuck screw lids like jam jars and ring that hold fuel sender unit to tank.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys's Dad View Post
    Problem solved. I poured a little hot water over the cap and it turned quite easily. previously it wouldn't budge and I have quite a strong grip. Thought I'd mention it, in case anyone else had a the same problem.
    Thanks for that tip, I had the same problem before and wasn't happy that I ended up using molegrips
    Paul
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