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Thread: What is the total volume of brake fluid in the car?

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    What is the total volume of brake fluid in the car?

    How much Dot 4 brake fluid is used in the braking system? Including a full reservoir, brake master cylinder and all four lines running out to each caliper?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    How much Dot 4 brake fluid is used in the braking system? Including a full reservoir, brake master cylinder and all four lines running out to each caliper?
    If you get a liter it should do you.

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    +1

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    Thanks. Wanting to flush out every last drop of what is in there and replace with new.


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    One quart is enough for the brakes and the clutch. Use DOT 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Thanks. Wanting to flush out every last drop of what is in there and replace with new.
    Iíve always done this by opening the further east away bleeder and pump till itís clean. Then do the others. A friend of mine said this is wrong and I should do the closest first so Iím not running junk through the whole line. He says what Iím doing is correct for bleeding, but not for flushing. I guess it makes some sense.

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    You can use DOT 5.1 too. Emphasis on the "point one". I've had Motul in my brakes & clutch for years now and it's worked well.
    There is no need to try and track down obscure Castrol fluid.
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