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Well I'm in Colorado right now and right when I get back home I'm probably going to have my cousins boyfriend change my brakes. He fixes a bunch of cars in his garage. He told me his previous automotive school (UTI) told him that he could run denatured alcohol through the brake lines to clean out whatever gunk was in their and then just flush everything out with new brake fluid. Apparently he has done this many times with success. I was going to have him flush all my brake fluid anyways I just wanted to know what you guys think of this? I've never heard of this procedure. Is their anything the alcohol could damage? I figured any rubber would be in danger but is their any rubber in the brake lines?
 

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the brake lines and seals are rubber. Honestly I just run lots of brake fluid through when I flush the brakes. Alcohol will be a lot lighter than brake fluid, and he might not get it all out. Plus it has a low boiling point and might even cause bubbles in the brake fluid.

I'd stay away from alcohol in the lines.
 
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