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Author:  new daddy [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:16 am ]
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Thanks - what I'm hearing is do it.

On this in particular, it wasn't "it needs to be done because <insert problem here>...." the recommendation was "We recommend that you do it every 30K miles." I'll check the color of the fluid and have it done in the fall when I change the tires at the local shop I trust. Honda has maintenance sensors for most of the fluids etc., but I've never seen one for brake fluid - and my last Honda van (different dealership) didn't bring it up in 7 years.

For the record, the last time I was in the dealership, they recommended new tires. I said nah. Took it my normal shop (Big Shout out to Interstate Tire in Burien) and the guy said, "Well, you've got x wear, so you should be good for at least a year minimum, but if you want to be really cautious come see in the fall. We can check the wear then and you might want to get new tires before the weather hits."

Author:  Capn Blood [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:41 pm ]
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Selador wrote:
Capn Blood wrote:
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Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for 51 years (he's on youtube) says yes

WHAT????!!?? He didn't say that something was going to KILL YOUR CAR!!!! And never to do that?



He's the king of click bait but 99% of the time he's got good stuff

Author:  Selador [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:56 pm ]
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Capn Blood wrote:
Selador wrote:
Capn Blood wrote:
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Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for 51 years (he's on youtube) says yes

WHAT????!!?? He didn't say that something was going to KILL YOUR CAR!!!! And never to do that?



He's the king of click bait but 99% of the time he's got good stuff

:wink05: :bigsmile:

Author:  Rix86 [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 pm ]
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I do it on my stuff.

Author:  STED9R [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:42 am ]
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Beware, I do this shit for a living, for many years..

Yes it needs to be done.
Yes it goes bad when mixed with atmosphere and normal wear on moving parts (pistons on master and calipers).

My personal rigs, I suck out old and put in fresh in the master cylinder every fall, keeps the shit a bit fresher. Do a full flush when relining any axle (replacing brake pads)
Now..... with newer rigs, on most all, it isn't so simple as just bleeding the brakes to get fresh fluid through it. Many rigs need the scanner tool just to bleed the brakes AND to do a service bleed that a off the shelf code scanner will not do.

Brakes are one of my hot points, do it right or take the bus deal. I've fired people for doing it half assed putting them on the soup line, myself and my family are on the streets and don't need to injured because some shit shop did it half assed.
Use a reputable shop, one that has the proper equipment to do the job right.

There's a semi cool dude with a really cool blue and white Mustang on here that has a shop and I know he'll have the right tools and knows what he's doing.

Author:  shaggy [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm ]
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My biggest issue lately with my old stuff is the quality of parts. Brakes have been the downfall of my last couple vintage rigs, ones that i have done entire replacements on the systems. The master cylinder goes out within a year or 2. I'll be doing my '65 camino this weekend if i get time

Also a lot of brake shoes that wont fit old or new drums without arcing

Author:  Mediumrarechicken [ Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 pm ]
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I do every 2 years on the jeep and every year on my gti with the upgraded brake package. More than a few times I've made the pads start to smoke on windy roads. I run motol 600* and havent had a squishy pedal yet.

Author:  Hal O'Peridol [ Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:54 am ]
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I've got a 1984 Chevy Blazer, I use DOT 5 in it exclusively. It has had the purple stuff since new. Rolled off the line with it.

How do I know?, Silicone fluid was spec for the contract the .gov placed when they ordered all those CUCV Chevy trucks and Blazers.


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Author:  TechnoWeenie [ Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:36 am ]
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Hal O'Peridol wrote:
I've got a 1984 Chevy Blazer, I use DOT 5 in it exclusively. It has had the purple stuff since new. Rolled off the line with it.

How do I know?, Silicone fluid was spec for the contract the .gov placed when they ordered all those CUCV Chevy trucks and Blazers.


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You should actually have a warning label on the fill reservoir....

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Author:  Hal O'Peridol [ Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:10 am ]
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Yep, it's there.

Author:  leadcounsel [ Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:43 am ]
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new daddy wrote:
Thanks - what I'm hearing is do it.

On this in particular, it wasn't "it needs to be done because <insert problem here>...." the recommendation was "We recommend that you do it every 30K miles." I'll check the color of the fluid and have it done in the fall when I change the tires at the local shop I trust. Honda has maintenance sensors for most of the fluids etc., but I've never seen one for brake fluid - and my last Honda van (different dealership) didn't bring it up in 7 years.

For the record, the last time I was in the dealership, they recommended new tires. I said nah. Took it my normal shop (Big Shout out to Interstate Tire in Burien) and the guy said, "Well, you've got x wear, so you should be good for at least a year minimum, but if you want to be really cautious come see in the fall. We can check the wear then and you might want to get new tires before the weather hits."


I'm not a mechanic. My brakes were getting soft. A system flush corrected it. Good idea to flush it regularly. 2 years might be overkill, but it should be done regularly.

With tires there's two factors, wear and age. Wear occurs on the tread, but also the sidewall. Look for signs of cracking on the sidewall, drying out of the tire, etc. The date of manufacture is stamped on the sidewall in a date code. It's recommended that tires be younger than 6 years. That might be a bit of an over-aggressive replacement cycle (much like the "change your oil every 3 months or 3000 miles, which is false) and having said that, I have driven on tires as old as a dozen years. icon_eek Always replace tires as a pair or as a set.

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