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Old 21-11-2005   #1
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Brake fluid question

I thought my brake fluid level was going down so marked it with a pencil. Tonight upon checking it, a month after marking & 2000 miles later it has gone down about 1.5mm from where marked. Not much I know, but is this a problem? I've remarked it to see if it goes down again. Should the level remain constant. I presume it doesn't matter if I'm checking level when engine is hot or cold?

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Re: Brake fluid question

nothing really to do with engine temp but brake temps willo affect it slightly.it will go down with pad wear though
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So it could be OK, just down to pad wear?
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Did 100 miles today and it didn't move from the pencil mark. If I'm losing a mm every 1k is that acceptable?

Obviously if I hadn't have marked it I wouldn't know!
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Pad wear is a big factor

On mine there was an eigth of an inch left on the pads. The new pads were about half an inch-ish (if not more)

over four pads on two wheels- this makes a difference to piston positions and possibly fluid levels
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