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Old 06-16-2004, 11:56 AM
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Brake fluid brands? 93' 300E 3.2L and 83' 300SD

O.k. I am going to be changing the brake fluid on my 2 MB's shortly. Any suggestions as far as the best type to use? Also is there a step by step procedure to performing this task? Where can I buy the pump to flush the system....Thanks for all suggestions!
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:11 PM
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Are those speedbleeders any good? I saw the website and was curious as to how well they work?
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:45 PM
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I've read many people rave about how speedibleeders simplify brake bleeding, and some complain that they don't work properly after a number of years. I believe it's important to make sure the bleeders are covered with a cap (or packed with silicone grease) to prevent debris from contaminanting the bleeders.
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:35 PM
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I have used the speedbleeders, and they have worked well for me. They come with a nice cap, and they claim they will replace them for free if they fail for any reason.

You can also buy a 'one man' brake bleeding kit, which is similar in concept (check valve), and much cheaper if you have several cars.

For the cost of putting speedbleeders on 2 cars, you can buy a pressure bleeding setup.
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Old 06-16-2004, 04:26 PM
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As for brands of brake fluid, any brand of DOT 4 would be fine. MBs call for DOT 4 fluid.
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