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Brake and Clutch Fluid Change

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  • Brake and Clutch Fluid Change

    When's the last time you changed your brake or clutch fluid? I know that almost all of the cars that come through my garage for the first time have brake or clutch related hydraulic problems and it's almost always related to the length of time since the fluid had been changed. Different manufacturers recommend different things, but do some Internet searching for something like "brake fluid life" and you'll not see anyone recommending waiting more than three years for DOT 3, 4 or 5.1 fluid.
    Three years max. Think about it. And you last changed yours when?
    The more I know about Minis, the more I know I don't know about Minis.

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    Good point Chuck, I have no doubt that is why my right front caliper failed. The brake fluid that came out when the system was bled was pretty discolored.