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    Just finished brake fluid swap

    What a difference it makes! The pedal feel is much different.

    THe old fluid was darker than coca-cola.

    I followed the directions on joe vetos website, it is so simple and CHEAP to do.
    http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/joe..._Bleeder.shtml that is Joes website.

    THanks alot Joe, its appreicated.

    Matt


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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    The fluid had to have really bad.....

    Looked at that website, and looks like a good procedure.. Speed vacuum bleeders make life so much easier...

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    Matthew, I'm glad it went well for you. A lot of people don't realize how bad or older fluid can have a negative effect on their braking performance.

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    Not to mention it is hell on all your brake parts espeically ABS actuator!!!

    Do the cheap stuff ($20 in fluid/bleeders) to save buying the expensive stuff ($500+ for the ABS unit)

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    I would like to try this in my 97 concours but have no idea on how to do I looked at the site but am still confused. What color should the brake fluid be?

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    Brake fluid should be pretty much clear... Maybe a slight yellow hue...

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac6
    I would like to try this in my 97 concours but have no idea on how to do I looked at the site but am still confused. What color should the brake fluid be?
    the fluid should be clear, mine was very dark like coke. very easy to do. I bought a big bottle of brake fluid for $4.75 and 87 cents of clear hose.

    just follow the directions of the website and youll be ok. Just be careful so you dont bust off a bleeder. My rear bleeders were alittle tough to crack open so I soaked them with wd40.

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    I still recommend using a speed bleeder... Harbor frieght has them for like $30.. All you do is open the bleeder and pump.. The hardest part is taking off the wheels...

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    Re: Just finished brake fluid swap

    Quote Originally Posted by elwesso
    I still recommend using a speed bleeder... Harbor frieght has them for like $30.. All you do is open the bleeder and pump.. The hardest part is taking off the wheels...
    I was just at Harbor Freight, today. I wish I knew they had them. I'd love to try them.

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