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Old 12-09-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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How much brake fluid for a full flush

Trying to figure out which and how many bottles to buy

I checked my owners manual it doesn't give me an amount it just says between the min and max line.

How much do I need if I were to flush all the old stuff out?

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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I did mine with one quart.

If your doing a full flush I suggest switching to DOT 4.
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Manual says 3
What's the advantage of moving up to 4?

I am about to place an order for the SVT rear disc brake kit so that's why I mind as well go for a full flush while I'm in there
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I also used 1qt of DOT 4 when i a SVT brake swap on my car.
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mainly a higher boiling point, it cost pretty much the same where i am so i opted for it.
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^Yup higher boiling point. So on aggressive driving it takes a lot more to break it down and make your pedal softer.
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Looked on advance auto parts.
Couldn't find specific dot4. Closest I found was Valvolines Dot 3 AND 4.
Where do you guys get your fluid and what do you suggest?
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i got mine at a Canadian Tire. if the valvoline meets dot 4 then get it. you can mix dot 3 and 4 so they probably put it like that.
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http://www.valvoline.com/products/co...brake-fluid/28

if thats the fluid you saw it meets DOT 4 specs.
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^ yep thats the stuff
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