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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Fluid Replacement

Looking to replace my brake fluid as it has become very dirty and Ive never done it in all the years ive owned the car. I think it was done once by a shop when my car was damaged in an accident, but other than that, its definitely old.

From what Ive gathered in my haynes manual, I want to suck out whatever fluid I can via the master cylinder(Same as the reservoir where you fill it?), fill said reservoir with new fluid, then bleed each wheel until clean fluid comes out. After that, filling the reservoir to the right place.

Is there anything else I need to be aware of or do while taking this opportunity? Ive googled and searched the forum and didnt come up with too much. As long as I keep fluid in the reservoir, I shouldnt have too much risk with air bubbles, should I?

Should I look into any particular tools or anything to make the job easier?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 02:11 PM
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Bleeding brakes is a 2-person job. I use this and it makes it very easy to do it by yourself.

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They make brake fluid with different coloured dyes so that you can tell when you've bled the line.


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Dot 4 has a higher boiling point and is ABS safe. Just an fyi.

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I just use a turkey baster and replace what's in the master. Done and done.

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