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Nick-S
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23rd Oct 11 at 12:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Changed all the brakes on the Meg a few weeks ago and also bought some braided lines but never got the chance to swap them. When i get the change to do them i want to change the brake fluid aswell.

After a decent DOT 5.1 fluid that doesn't cost the earth.

Any suggestions?
Rob R
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23rd Oct 11 at 13:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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AK
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23rd Oct 11 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont bother with designer brake fluid in a road car. Motorfactor 5.1 will be fine (if its glycol based already in there). Dont mix 5 and 5.1

You'll have to blled the brakes after swapping lines, yes.

If you know what fluid is in there, just bleed with the same fluid. Will prob say on the cap or your handbook if its a new car
antnee
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23rd Oct 11 at 14:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got 5l of 5.1 for free
Matty W
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use renaults stuff. not major expensive iirc
Mertin
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Halfords have a fair whack off their shelf price with a trade card if you have one or know anyone with one
FAZ
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halfords shizz works fine
Steve
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23rd Oct 11 at 19:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah 12.99 for 5.1 trade card gets it me for about 7 quid for a litre
AK
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24th Oct 11 at 02:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

go to a motorfactors and normally get 5.1 for about 4
Graham88
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Yea I get mine from a Motorfactors, 7 I think without any discount. Never ever boiled & I changed it after a year as it's a recommendation especially the amount of trackdays I'd done, but it was still the same colour as when it went in. Can't fault it really
Nick-S
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24th Oct 11 at 11:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So any 5.1 will do?

tbh the stuff that Rob R posted looks expensive and i need about 1.5L do do the full system as it clutch runs off the same master cylender.

[Edited on 24-10-2011 by Nick-S]
AK
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the stuff that Rob posted is expensive - it has a higher boiling point compared to generic 5.1! Are you boiling the fuild?

What is in it just now?
Nick-S
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24th Oct 11 at 12:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just standard stuff but its never been changed. Seeing as am doing the lines am doing a fluid change at the same time.

[Edited on 24-10-2011 by Nick-S]
AK
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24th Oct 11 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok, just drain it all then and replace with generic 5.1
Nick-S
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24th Oct 11 at 12:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks
GregGsi
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you are so gay nick


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djgritt
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25th Oct 11 at 19:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't Renaults/Citroens etc use a different type of fluid altogether to the DOT Stuff?

Or is that just older ones?
Glen
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quote:
Originally posted by djgritt
Don't Renaults/Citroens etc use a different type of fluid altogether to the DOT Stuff?

Or is that just older ones?


i dnt know abt renault but i work for citroen and its standard DOT4 in citroen branded bottles
Glen
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27th Oct 11 at 19:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If ur going to put DOT 5.1 in the best way ive found is to suck out the fluid thats in the reseviour and add the 5.1 then when u bleed the brake you'll see when the 5.1 comes through because the fluid is Blue. But u must flush enough through to remove any of the old fluid.

APL Racing Formula Dot 5.1 is Blue can get it from Halforlds in a yellow box.
t_benn_1
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27th Oct 11 at 19:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What would be the best way to change fluid?
Blow it out of all four calipers and clutch?

And is it worth going to 5.1
Glen
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27th Oct 11 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive not put it i my car but my m8s said its good it makes the pedal feel firmer.

Dnt blow it all out u could mess up the master cylinder and cost u alot more if u dnt know wot to do take it to some1 who does.

if the brake master cylinder is seperate from the clutch cylinder then just do the brakes
t_benn_1
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27th Oct 11 at 19:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no there both together
antnee
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27th Oct 11 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The 5.1 I have is clear.
djgritt
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28th Oct 11 at 01:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by antnee
The 5.1 I had is clear.

 
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