Nissan 370Z Forum  

15K brake fluid change???

This is listed on the scheduled maintenace -- seems a bit early to flush the brakes. And curiously NOT listed at 30K... Did anybody actually do this? Anyone change the

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Nissan 370Z Tech Area > Nissan 370Z Warranty / Scheduled Maintenance / Servicing / Repairs

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Jordo!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alfa 4C
Posts: 6,394
Drives: The Ace of Spades
Rep Power: 414
Jordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond repute
Default 15K brake fluid change???

This is listed on the scheduled maintenace -- seems a bit early to flush the brakes. And curiously NOT listed at 30K...

Did anybody actually do this?

Anyone change the diff fluid -- that's supposed to be "inspected" around 15 K.
__________________
Enjoy it. Destroy it.
Jordo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
6MT
A True Z Fanatic
 
6MT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ITU Zone 2
Posts: 22,460
Drives: Reliant Robin
Rep Power: 1786
6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute6MT has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Brake fluid... that's a stretch. Diff fluid... that's another matter. I changed mine at 5k and it was a slimey black gooey mess.

Should tell you something...
__________________
Andrew

2009 370Z Sport/Touring 6MT sold
2013 Honda Civic Si coupe D/D
6MT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
The370Z.com Sponsor
 
vividracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 34
Posts: 7,306
Drives: 350Z,370Z,GTR
Rep Power: 35
vividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to vividracing
Default

Brake fluid should be changed based on time, not mileage. Brake fluid likes to absorb moisture. Not changing it causes damage to the brake system and diminished performance. Here in AZ I recommend doing it every 24 months, but if it's humid where you live I'd do it more often. Since you're in FL, I'd do it every 12-18 months.

We like Motul here at Vivid, but any DOT 4 fluid will do the trick. If I can be any help, PM or call me.
__________________

Rocky @ Vivid ♦ 480.966.3040 x236 ♦ Rocky@vividracing.com
Email, PM, or call me directly for aggressive The370Z.com member pricing!!!
vividracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Jordo!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alfa 4C
Posts: 6,394
Drives: The Ace of Spades
Rep Power: 414
Jordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond reputeJordo! has a reputation beyond repute
Default

^^^ Hmm. Thanks for the tip -- that makes a lot of sense

I'm sure fresh dif fluid wouldn't hurt anyway...
__________________
Enjoy it. Destroy it.
Jordo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
The370Z.com Sponsor
 
vividracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 34
Posts: 7,306
Drives: 350Z,370Z,GTR
Rep Power: 35
vividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to vividracing
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordo! View Post
^^^ Hmm. Thanks for the tip -- that makes a lot of sense

I'm sure fresh dif fluid wouldn't hurt anyway...


I'd do the work myself if I were you, it'll save you some money. Diff fluid is super easy to do. The brake fluid is easy, just time consuming. You'll need a friend to help with bleeding the brakes unless you've got a power bleeder.
__________________

Rocky @ Vivid ♦ 480.966.3040 x236 ♦ Rocky@vividracing.com
Email, PM, or call me directly for aggressive The370Z.com member pricing!!!
vividracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manual transmission fluid change TongMan Nissan 370Z Warranty / Scheduled Maintenance / Servicing / Repairs 39 11-30-2018 12:45 AM
Power Steering Fluid Change dthem370 Nissan 370Z Warranty / Scheduled Maintenance / Servicing / Repairs 22 07-17-2018 07:50 PM
How often do you change Transmission/Diff fluid? WAGAWAGA Nissan 370Z Warranty / Scheduled Maintenance / Servicing / Repairs 3 07-10-2011 03:45 PM
ATF fluid change? AuAltima3.5 Nissan 370Z General Discussions 5 11-21-2010 01:21 PM
How often do u change your transmission fluid? 370zproject Engine & Drivetrain 3 02-18-2010 02:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2