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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:10 pm 
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Here's some pics of what happens when you don't change brake fluid. It only ever got topped up when brake pads were replaced. I had to rebuild all 4 of them today. On level ground, it was really hard to push the car, they were dragging that bad. Its an ED sedan.
Now its all back together, it goes a lot better.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:04 pm 
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i recon my front brakes are like that,,they drag and sqeal and s**t

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:22 pm 
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naughtyfalcon wrote:
i recon my front brakes are like that,,they drag and sqeal and s**t


Also the caliper slides can sieze too, ford didn't put much lube on them.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:38 pm 
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i cleaned guides up a few weeks ago,,but they still drag a bit and sqeal

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:44 pm 
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Have you tried changing the brake fluid???

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:49 pm 
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If you are going to change the brake fluid,then use fluid of a different colour,then you can see the change easily.Always start with left rear,then right,then front left,and finally front right.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:09 pm 
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Just using new fluid will make you see the difference in colour.
Syphon the master cyl reservoir to the bottom and fill with new fluid before bleeding.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:05 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Just using new fluid will make you see the difference in colour.
Syphon the master cyl reservoir to the bottom and fill with new fluid before bleeding.


A thing with new fluid in an old scum filled system, is the new fluid will lift the scum & scale from the old fluid, and will need changing again soon after, about 3mths.
The brake fluid we're using at work at the momment is Wurth DOT 4. It smells just like Uzo. Its almost clear. Here is a pic after cleaning the b/m/cyl res, of the brake fluid.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:14 am 
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A thing with new fluid in an old scum filled system, is the new fluid will lift the scum & scale from the old fluid, and will need changing again soon after, about 3mths.
It wouldn't surprise me if you'd found the holes in the tapered ends of the bleeders were most likely scaled up as well.

 

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