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I was wondering how much you need in total for both a brake and clutch fluid bleed in terms of capacity. Planning to go dot 4 over the OEM stuff

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Old 11-02-2020, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering how much you need in total for both a brake and clutch fluid bleed in terms of capacity. Planning to go dot 4 over the OEM stuff which has been in this car for over 2 years now. I have about 1.5L of Motul RBF 600 and I'm assuming a brake bleed needs about 1L? Which leaves 500ml left for the clutch fluid.

Also I was wondering if there was any danger in using an expired (1yr old) Sealed brake fluid container (Motul - same stuff as above). Never opened before.

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You have the sport brakes it looks like, so you're probably looking at 1-1.5 L of fluid just for the brakes. The clutch doesn't take much, so you might be ok with the 1.5L you have. But I would get another bottle just to be safe.

Sealed container should be ok to use.
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... Also I was wondering if there was any danger in using an expired (1yr old) Sealed brake fluid container (Motul - same stuff as above). Never opened before. ...
As long as the seal hasn't been broken and the bottle is not deformed (indicating that the product has degraded), you should be OK.

But good brake fluid isn't all that expensive compared to major brake and clutch hydraulic system repairs - when in doubt, throw it out.
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As long as the seal hasn't been broken and the bottle is not deformed (indicating that the product has degraded), you should be OK.

But good brake fluid isn't all that expensive compared to major brake and clutch hydraulic system repairs - when in doubt, throw it out.
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Awesome. Thanks for clearing that up. Bought another just to be safe. 2L in hand. My first brake & clutch bleed. Should be fun!
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