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    Default brake fluid flush

    how many liters will i need to do a brake fluid flush on an e34?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shragon
    how many liters will i need to do a brake fluid flush on an e34?

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    The manual for my car says 11 US quarts. Yours may vary.

    Ralph Mendoza Jr. - Long Beach, CA

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    11?!

    hmmm, k, i'm gonna go look in the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shragon
    11?!

    hmmm, k, i'm gonna go look in the manual.
    Sorry, That was coolant. I can't seem to find it in the manual. Maybe the Bentley, but that's at home.

    Ralph Mendoza Jr. - Long Beach, CA

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    hahaha yea, i just looked at the manual, and it's not stated in mine either.

    my bentley is also at home.

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    Default It usually takes just under 1 but i always buy 2 and keep the second on just in

    case, don't break the seal on the second though until you need it, since its hygroscopic.




    Quote Originally Posted by shragon
    hahaha yea, i just looked at the manual, and it's not stated in mine either.

    my bentley is also at home.

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    thanks bill! you always got the answers!!

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    it took the whole quart on mine cause I couldnt really tell where the dirty stuff ended and the fresh stuff started. I ended up having to get more to top it off.
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    i use 1 quart on back and follow up with one quart front, for whatever reason, my system gets dark within 2 years and i like not having to do things twice. it is probably overkill because my mom's previously unflushed ford taurus only took two quarts to do.
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    I used two 350ml bottles (Castrol LMA) to have my brakes flow clear using a pressure bleeder: That would have included the clutch too - until I blew air into it unwittingly: the clutch MC take off from the reservoir is near the top ?? - not the bottom!

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