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Thread: Brake Fluid Change Every 16,000 km??

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    60,000 was a pretty good time to do a brake fluid flush. I just did my pads, rotors, and a bleed. fluid was getting pretty gross.



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    Brake fluid absorbs water (hygroscopic), and should be replaced as per the manual instructions, typically every 2 years along with all "brake like" (hydraulic fluid), i.e. clutch. It's cheap insurance to maintain the cylinders and lines free of rust, you'll be glad you did in the long run...

    Why Change Brake Fluid?

    So consider this: After three years of service, the average boiling point of the brake fluid has dropped to a potentially dangerous level because of moisture contamination and may not meet minimum federal requirements for brake fluid.
    Last edited by Ajijic; 02-28-2017 at 11:35 AM.

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    i think the manual does say replace every 3 years. Brake fluid absorbs water like a sponge, and it wont look brand new after a few years, with the ABS pump i am FOR SURE changing mine, More religously that i do on cars without the ABS pump.
    2015 Micra S (manual)
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    From the 2017 Micra manual. Every 32,000 kms or 2 years for normal conditions

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    Under severe conditions it should be changed more often.
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    so its still under warranty and they are going to do it for free, right??
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
    Feb 2015 build

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    Maintenance is not without cost... here in Mexico anyway.

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    well then, guess it's a good thing, and timing that, I was planning to get stainless lines lol


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