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    Default Brake fluid

    Im thinkin about upgradin the fluid in my vecs brakin system.
    how much fluid will i need?
    and is it an easy job? (im pretty handy around a car)


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    If you want to put some new fulid through the whole system, then 1 litre should be enough. I bought 3 x 500ml from Vaux to do mine, only £3 a pot.

    The tricky bit is knowing when new fluid comes through.

    Buy an Eezibleed kit and a flexible pipe, the flexi pipe goes on the bleed nipple and gets the fluid in a jar, otherwise it will be everywhere!

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    Its an easy job if you do it the correct way,get yaself a small syringe from the chemist,(about 40p),a piece of plastic tubing, a clean mt glass jar, and about 1ltr of brake juice.
    Empty the master cylinder as far as you dare with the syringe,then top up with clean fluid ,remove road wheel,attach rubber tubing to bleed nip,pour some fluid into glass jar,get someone to pump brakes,keep an eye on the mas cyl,and when the fluid runs clear,retighten blee nip,repeat this on all four wheels working diagonaly,corner to corner starting at the rear on side first.Easy Really.

    Under no circumstances let the master cylinder run dry,or air will enter system.
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    Alternatively, I think its only around £25 for a dealer to do a break fluid change, you might even get it cheaper at an independant garage. HTH

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    thanks for the advice/info guys.

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