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Old 05-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #21
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I'm on the Canadian Tire standard issue (read: cheap) brakes, and fluid that probably could use replacement.

Brake feel sucks as I've mentioned a few times before, but once you get around that (and used to the pedal), she still stops straight & true, without worries.
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Daman and Mike...
Believe me when I say, yes..it works. it'* old school compared to the job the style I mention does.

You can bleed out the big bottle of fluid is record time on the power bleeders.

Combine the fresh fluid with ceramic pads and a quality rotor and you are all set. I mentioned it once before... You'd have to be way past rough to need something like a power slot. Afterall, you can probably warp a powerslot just as easy as the premium rotor. That'* not very easy to do.
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A good rule of thumb is to flush and replace the brake fluid every two years.

Brake fluid absorbs water from the air; this is what causes the big difference you feel when you replace it. As brake fluid absorbs water its boiling point is lowered; boiling of the brake fluid is the cause of ( Oh SH.. the peddle just hit the floor) fade.

Brakes, suspension, steering are all life saving systems, it is not worth cutting corners.
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one other thing that could help our brack is steel braided lines...?
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while changing brake fluid, one thing to consider is switchig to DOT 4
alot of brake fade is a product of oveheated fluid, DOT 4 fluid has a higher boiling point than DOT 3, and also absorbs water at a much slower rate than DOT 3... When the fluid absorbs water, the water does not compress, and will also boil alot sooner than the fluid (obviously) therefore lessening the fluid effeciency.

note: DO NOT use DOT 5, it will not blend with the DOT3 and may cause the seals to swell in the brake system
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Yea but 4 is somtimes hard to find
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Yea but 4 is somtimes hard to find
its is... itsn't at like all Advanced and autozones?

also with 4 do you have to get rid of all 100% of dot 3 ,, or can they mix a little and not cause any problems
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Yea but 4 is somtimes hard to find
its is... itsn't at like all Advanced and autozones?

also with 4 do you have to get rid of all 100% of dot 3 ,, or can they mix a little and not cause any problems
they will blend just fine
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Yea but 4 is somtimes hard to find
its is... itsn't at like all Advanced and autozones?

also with 4 do you have to get rid of all 100% of dot 3 ,, or can they mix a little and not cause any problems
Last time i went looking for it went all over town and no luck, but thats my stupid
town, had to use 3

but yea try to find 4 if you can!!!!!!!
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Anytone use different color brake fluid to tell when the new fluid is all the way through the caliper/drum?

Or do you just look for the fluid to turn to clear from dirty?
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