Brake Fluid Recommendations?

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Tue Sep 5 11:01:19 EDT 2006

Knowing Audi, brake fluid level check is probably part of that service, but not
a flushing.  After two years of use, the brake fluid should be flushed to
eliminate moisture that forms from heating/cooling of the system.  Otherwise,
you'll be replacing rusty calipers, probably shortly after Audi quits paying
for services.  I'd pay them to do the flush if you're not doing that sort of
thing for yourself.  I make it a part of my fall change-over from summer to
winter tires.

At 07:55 AM 9/5/2006 -0700, Dan DiBiase wrote: 
> Thanks for the quick responses, I had some Castrol DOT4 left over from a
> recent brake-bleeding on my MGB so dumped some in. Still hard to see where
> the level is - clear fluid and opaque plastic make it tough. Took a short
> spin and no light, so guess that was the issue. 35k mile service coming up
> w/in the next 2 weeks, so I will mention it anyways. Just add it to my
> list....
> Thx, Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA

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