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Brake Fluid Replacement

Can anyone recommend the best way to replace brake fluid? Mine could do with some new fluid or best to take to a garage?
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Can anyone recommend the best way to replace brake fluid? Mine could do with some new fluid or best to take to a garage?
What age is it..?

Discs..or drums??


Consider if you want to replace mechanical brake parts..

Do it all together..

Fluid change is not mega.technical.

But requires the bleed nipples to all slacken easily.
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Re: Brake Fluid Replacement

2010, think itís more the front discs, I bought one of these brake fluid checkers and itís coming up that I should change the fluid
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2010, think itís more the front discs, I bought one of these brake fluid checkers and itís coming up that I should change the fluid
The DOT4 fluid Absorbs Water.

This moisture is BAD in 2 ways:

Tends to make the steel ..and alloy.. parts corrode.. the corrosion makes a rough surface.. which damages the rubber seals

The other issue.. in periods of Heavy ..Prolonged ..braking

The systems work REALLY hard..generating LOTS of heat.. this heat can heat the fluid enough that the water ' boils' and will tesult in loss of braking pressure.

Not ideal 2/3 down a mountain.

At 9 years old.. the fluid will be in a poor state.

Get all the parts together.. spray awkward fittings for a few days before doing the job.. so it has the best chance of things unscrewing.. rather than shearing.

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Re: Brake Fluid Replacement

Okay thank you for the info, do you think I should just take to a garage? Think itís about £40 at my local Halfords, sometimes donít trust my patience lol
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Okay thank you for the info, do you think I should just take to a garage? Think itís about £40 at my local Halfords, sometimes donít trust my patience lol
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Re: Brake Fluid Replacement

Combine with front pads for a discount in labour..

Or when rear cylinders need replacing
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Re: Brake Fluid Replacement

Only got the front pads and discs replaced last year! So hopefully just fluid change! Thanks for the help!
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