Brake fluid ????

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V480TI
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Brake fluid ????

Post by V480TI » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:05 pm

What is this ?????

2 weeks ago I changed my front brake pads, I noticed it didn't brake better, even though it was already steel on steel(disc not really damaged)
Now it's even worse.
When I came home today I almost had the pedal to the floor and I smelled something like burning (smelled awfull).
I know the brake fluid is in for at least 4 years but can this be the cause ???
(I drove a bit sporty on my way back home, but I only braked a few times hard and not so hard the wheels would block,and also the way home isn't more then 10 km)

Brake pads are now on the car for about 300 km.

??????

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Post by rpruen » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:43 pm

You should change the brake fluid every 2 years, or every year if conditions are damp.

I suspect that may well help. Make sure that you follow the instructions for bleeding the brakes. Just keep pumping fluid through untill it's new fluid flowing from the bleed nipple.

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