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#1 jreeves

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

My rear brakes are down to 3 mm and need to be replaced. The dealership recommends a brake flush with the replacement of the brakes. Is it worth the extra $95?

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:43 AM

Brake flush is a good idea to do every 3 years or so. Brake fluid does get dirty and does absorb water after a period of time. $95.00 for a brake flush sounds a bit pricey to me. I'm thinking it should only be about $50 to $60.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

Brake flush is a good idea to do every 3 years or so. Brake fluid does get dirty and does absorb water after a period of time. $95.00 for a brake flush sounds a bit pricey to me. I'm thinking it should only be about $50 to $60.


Thanks for your post....

After reading more posts on topics similar to this, I'm thinking the same thing. Although the price has been pretty consistent among three different garages I've checked with. One was the Honda dealerhip, the other was Firestone and the third was an independent garage. Prices ranged from $80 to $95....

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:52 AM

Flushing the brakes is very simple, if you have some jack stands and basic hand tools, do it yourself and save the money.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

Flushing the brakes is very simple, if you have some jack stands and basic hand tools, do it yourself and save the money.

Would take a lot of time and would be messy though.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:29 PM

if it takes alot of time and is messy your doing it wrong.

Its easy, get a vacuum bleeder, and go in order as if you were bleeding the system, just the best way to do it is have a person feeding the resiviour as your draning it. Or you can use a Positive pressure bleeder and just do them all at once.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

if it takes alot of time and is messy your doing it wrong.

Its easy, get a vacuum bleeder, and go in order as if you were bleeding the system, just the best way to do it is have a person feeding the resiviour as your draning it. Or you can use a Positive pressure bleeder and just do them all at once.

My beastly Craftsman vacuum bleeder blows. I gravity bled my brakes last time I did them. It was the only way I could bleed them 100%.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:02 AM

ah my harbor freight one is tits for flush jobs.