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    How much will i need to flush my brakes through and fill back up? wheres good to get it from also?

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    i used 1ltr when i did mine, if your going to fully flush then i would get a bit extra

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    Will I need to flush the old stuff out?

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    yes but dont drain the system or you will get air bubbles. best way is to bleed most of the fluid in the reserve then top up with 5.1. bleed out up to 1 ltr, top up the bleed the rest of the calipers. remember to keep topping up and keep bleeding until no air bubbles and no dirt

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    Cheers did you notice any difference?

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    you need too bleed more through rears as there's more brake line..use a marked container so you know how you're bleeding through.

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    there is a bleed sequence and you should follow that. I cant say i noticed much difference as its only hydraulic fluid. The thing you notice is when you abuse the brakes the pressure still remains

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danwells72 View Post
    there is a bleed sequence and you should follow that. I cant say i noticed much difference as its only hydraulic fluid. The thing you notice is when you abuse the brakes the pressure still remains
    As i found out with brake fade on VXR front brakes

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