Changing Brake Fluid

Discussion in 'Challenger Wheels, Tires and Brakes Forum' started by SRT-Tom, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Full Access Member Article Writer

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    It is a good idea to change brake fluid out every two years, since it absorbs moisture.

    Check the color of your fluid. It should be transparent. However, if it looks dark or brown, it has absorbed moisture through the seals or tiny holes in the rubber brake lines.

    Once your fluid has absorbed moisture it will adversely affect aluminum, steel and stainless parts in the system (not to mention the very expensive ABS pump). Also, the boiling point of the old fluid is lower, as well.
     
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    Good advice!
    Also a good idea not to use old fluid you have sitting around that you’ve opened previously
    Apparently it will absorb moisture and be less effective
     
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    Bought a '93 Softail Harley once,
    and the rear brakes felt weird,
    but hardly use the Rear unless you really need to stop hard.

    Opened the reservoir and they had NEVER changed the Brake Fluid.
    Was a GRAY SLUDGE.
    Flushed the calipers, the line and the reservoir out, and it stopped a lot better :)