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Old 04-02-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to flush and what kind of brake fluid I'd need? 2000 mustang
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Just keep bleeding passenger rear wheel til new fluid is coming out. Its going to take a few. There might be another way but that's what I'd do. Then bleed other wheels, farthest from master cylinder first.
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dot 3 fluid btw unless you're planning to do a swap to 5.1..although without a real reason to do so i'd just stick with dot 3
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dot 3 fluid btw unless you're planning to do a swap to 5.1..although without a real reason to do so i'd just stick with dot 3
What would switching to 5.1 do? And how do you bleed the brakes btw? I don't know anything about that. I just know how to change them. Lol
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5.1 is has a much higher boiling temp...in my case i run it because i run upgraded brakes for excessive use...for 99% of stangs though dot 3 is more then enough. as for bleeding go to advance or autozone and pick up a 1 man bleeder tool for around $7..then watch a vid on youtube. it's a super simple thing to do overall i bleed mine whenever i do anything brake related just to always make sure no bubbles have formed
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5.1 is has a much higher boiling temp...in my case i run it because i run upgraded brakes for excessive use...for 99% of stangs though dot 3 is more then enough. as for bleeding go to advance or autozone and pick up a 1 man bleeder tool for around $7..then watch a vid on youtube. it's a super simple thing to do overall i bleed mine whenever i do anything brake related just to always make sure no bubbles have formed
Oh okay thanks man!
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For street use, stick with dot 4. It's higher temp than stock, has long life and isn't stupid expensive. DO NOT USE DOT 5. Dot 5 is a pain in the *** and it will turn your rubber brake lines into mush. 5.1 is ok and it has a higher boiling point than 4, but it's life is not as long and it is quite expensive. As for breeders, there are 1 man breeders you can get, but this is one job I let shops do. Last thing you want is an air bubble in the system.
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For street use, stick with dot 4. It's higher temp than stock, has long life and isn't stupid expensive. DO NOT USE DOT 5. Dot 5 is a pain in the *** and it will turn your rubber brake lines into mush. 5.1 is ok and it has a higher boiling point than 4, but it's life is not as long and it is quite expensive. As for breeders, there are 1 man breeders you can get, but this is one job I let shops do. Last thing you want is an air bubble in the system.
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For street use, stick with dot 4. It's higher temp than stock, has long life and isn't stupid expensive. DO NOT USE DOT 5. Dot 5 is a pain in the *** and it will turn your rubber brake lines into mush. 5.1 is ok and it has a higher boiling point than 4, but it's life is not as long and it is quite expensive. As for breeders, there are 1 man breeders you can get, but this is one job I let shops do. Last thing you want is an air bubble in the system.
If you can't bleed breaks then a car hobby isn't right for you it's super easy and really really hard to mess up. Just take your time and try lol....btw most bottles of brake fluid are dot 3 / 4 mix so its pretty much the same stuff.
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If you can't bleed breaks then a car hobby isn't right for you it's super easy and really really hard to mess up. Just take your time and try lol....btw most bottles of brake fluid are dot 3 / 4 mix so its pretty much the same stuff.
Ive bleed plenty of brakes. It's stupid tedious, easy to **** up, and for 40 bucks, ill let a shop do it with a full suction bleeder that does a better job anyways. We have dedicated dot 4 here and I find it to be a huge upgrade from stock fluid.
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Im guessing you push your brakes then alot? Care to share what you put them through and what if any other brake upgrades you have? I love to compare setups since dot 3 is more then enough for a DD / occasional track car

As for saying bleeding is easy to mess up I guess it depends on one being comfortable enough to work on a car
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #12
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Please keep your attitude in check when posting. I asked you for your setup not for you to get upset. If you feel the need to bicker then pm me and ill listen to it but i do not allow it in the public board
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