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This is a discussion on Changing the Brake Fluid within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need help. Ive never changed the brake fluid in my car but it seems pretty straight foward. So what ...

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    Changing the Brake Fluid

    I need help. Ive never changed the brake fluid in my car but it seems pretty straight foward. So what do I do? I'm going out later to buy a Haynes Repair Manual so I'll find out but I wanna hear it from you guys. You just take off the lines and drain them? Also what kind of lubricant should I buy? I dont know so any help is greatly appreciate it I just wanna hear what you guys have to say about it. Thanks

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    I use a synthetic DOT4 fluid.
    Prestone I think. Buy a big bottle ($6-7).

    Upcap the master and use suction to remove about half of the fluid.
    Then start bleeding them. Make sure you keep a very close eye on the master fluid level. Once it gets pretty low (Don't let it run dry) fill with new fluid.
    Continue bleeding each corner until you see new fresh fluid come out at each corner. Always check your master fluid level and keep it full while bleeding.

    Bleed in this order...
    Passenger rear
    Driver rear
    Passenger front
    Driver front

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    What do you mean by use suction? do you mean pressing the pedal or what?

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    he was refering to something like a vacuum device. if you don't have one, then just start bleeding the brakes. once the master cylinder is close to empty, then add more into it. keeping bleeding the system until the fluid goes from a dark color to a light color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylesMcKnob View Post
    What do you mean by use suction? do you mean pressing the pedal or what?
    I was thinking a turkey baster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I was thinking a turkey baster.
    Hey I'm new to this I dont know whats going on

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