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Old 06-20-2004, 09:20 PM
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Why Brake Fluid Service?

Here is a link to help you understand why it is needed.

http://www.tandmautomotive.com/1/info/brake_fluid.html

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because brake fluid readily absorbs water, and then corrosion can start inside the brake system. It leads to failed master cylinders and calipers, and isn't good for the brake lines either.

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And lowers the boiling point, so that in a real emergency stop, you could lose your brakes.

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Yeah, and its nice to see yellow fluid in the reservoir, not molasses..... RT
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Not a well written article. When I read things like "brake fluid is hygrosconic" and has a "magnetic attraction for moisture" I get turned off. Here's an article that goes (perhaps a little too much) in depth on this subject:

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf50412.htm

The above article points out that water is only partly to blame for brake fluid deterioration. It uncovers some surprising phenomena that'll scare anyone into changing their brake fluid on a regular basis.
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:25 PM
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Why not do it? It costs $5 and takes 1/2 an hour.
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:26 PM
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I never heard of the test strips used to measure the copper content of brake fluid - that's cool.

Now I feel really good about having my SD's brake fluid changed the other week.
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:36 AM
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what about senthetic fluid have there been any test of it
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:20 AM
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Yes

Quote:
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what about senthetic fluid have there been any test of it
There have been tests, only a few are public data.
I don't have time to search for them.
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:44 AM
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Winter is coming

Flush the system while you can.
I hate doing brakes in the snow...

Some of the new people should read this thread.
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