Another what is it question


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Decided to flush and bleed front brake. After opening master cylinder I found this floating in fluid.


. It is the flat white item screwdriver pointing at. It was under the black piece.


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Per Honda Service Manual
What it's purpose, manual does not state
I have always made sure it was clean, not torn, and put it back
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Yup, mine has one too. I just clean it off and put it back.
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It's called a float. I believe it's purpose is to prevent the brake fluid from being agitated when on rough road surfaces to prevent air bubbles from being forced into the brake system.
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Ok thank you, just never seen one before. Like you said cleaned and replaced.
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Always thought it was there to help see the level through the sight window. Regardless, supposed to be there.
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Charlie1Horse wrote: Thu Aug 24, 2023 10:13 pm It's called a float. I believe it's purpose is to prevent the brake fluid from being agitated when on rough road surfaces to prevent air bubbles from being forced into the brake system.
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Russell is correct. It's to prevent aeration of the brake fluid.


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