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Brake Flush

While I'm changing out the front calipers, I figure I'll flush the entire system to get any water out. What are we using this year to flush and replace fluid?


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Look on eBay, there are tons of cheap pressure bleeders (I forget the name...). They look like sm "Garden Sprayers" and have Lots of adapters. I bought a complete kit that does most cars (had like 6 different adapters) for under $100. It works GREAT!
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Look on eBay, there are tons of cheap pressure bleeders (I forget the name...). They look like sm "Garden Sprayers" and have Lots of adapters. I bought a complete kit that does most cars (had like 6 different adapters) for under $100. It works GREAT!
Great thanks Ive never flushed it before myself (yeah I know, shame on me. It only sees about 5k miles a year) so any recommendations on what goes in?


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I just buy the big bottle at Walmart (Prestone DOT 3 synthetic it's like $10 - buy 2). I think, now that you have the pressure bleeder, just do it more often -vs- buying expensive stuff

Also, don't leave it in the bleeder when you're done, it's still hygroscopic and will pull moisture from the atmosphere...
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Roger; thanks


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dumb question by why not run Dot 4 or DOt 5 fluid?


doesn't dot 4 have better freezing and boiling points vs dot 3?

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I think I heard somewhere that DOT 3 is generic and can be used in DOT 4 rated trucks but that 4 cannot be used in 3 and 5 is in its own category. I did a little Google search but Wiki isnt always factual since anybody can edit the info: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fluid


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Dot 3 or 4 is fine. Don't use Dot 5 unless your planning on racing the truck and changing the fluid after each race, it's not designed for normal use.

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Ah okay copy that. Thanks


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I have been running the Super Blue Brake Fluid for several years now and I highly recommend it. As for bleeding, I do it the old fashioned way, but I have a son with strong legs, lol!!! The super blue doesn't attract water like the regular brake fluid and it has a much higher boiling point. Because it doesn't attract water it can go longer between changes. I also recommend changing the front brake lines to SS lines, it will really help firm up the pedal.

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