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    JSMeloche is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Bleeding brakes: fluid capacity??

    Ill be replacing the front rotors/pad on my 95 STS this weekend.
    Pedal quickly fades under hard braking so I suspect the brake fluid might be responsible for this. I will bleed the brake lines from all four corners. Procedure is simple enough but i have never done it.
    What is the capacity of the braking system? How much should I buy?
    Ill be working at my dad's place and its 30minutes away from the closest Crappy Tire, so id like to have everything it takes already with me.

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    Re: Bleeding brakes: fluid capacity??

    How come this thread is in 2 forums?

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    Re: Bleeding brakes: fluid capacity??

    Cuz its related to both and I was in a hurry to get a response

    But now it can wait, my part store wont have the rotors/pads until monday, so ill change them next weekend. N e way its suppose to rain, not fun working in the rain.

    Ill be installing Powerstop cross-drilled rotor with EBC green stuff pads, ill post a review once everything is installed.

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    Re: Bleeding brakes: fluid capacity??

    One quart should do it but it's cheap so get two so you don't have to make an extra trip.

    Old brake fluid doesn't make the pedal go to the floor. I'd look at replacing the master cyl unless you know there's air in the lines from some other reason.

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    Re: Bleeding brakes: fluid capacity??

    One large bottle (1.5litre? ill look it up later) was all it took.

    New pads work great! but now i have to change one brake hose

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