I have a warning light that periodically flickers on and off. I checked the brake fluid and it looks just a little low. I've never done anything with brake fluid, what type should I get?
Agreed. When one tops up the reservoir to full with pads that are near fully worn down, and then when one goes to change the pads and (nearly invariably) compresses the pistons without opening the caliper bleed screw, all that fluid is gonna gush up and out of the reservoir and run down the surface of the brake booster and strip the black paint right off of it, where it will now rust. Guaranteed.earthworm said:I do not favor " topping off" the brake fluid; the level should be between the min and max lines depending on how much the pads are worn down. . .
I am not in favor of just topping off. One Italian system manufacturer states their min / max on their resevoirs are there for pad wear indication only. Are your pads worn and need replaced, are you developing a leak in the system? Understand first than add or add than understand, just don't add and forget... Also DOT 4 (even syn 4) fluids used in most ABS applications have a recomended PM for good reasons. Do not use DOT 5 as it is not compatible with DOT 4 or 3 nor should it be used in an ABS equipped vehicle. My $.02straycatkid said:I have a warning light that periodically flickers on and off. I checked the brake fluid and it looks just a little low. I've never done anything with brake fluid, what type should I get?