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  • How much brake fluid will i need?

    Am going to change the front discs and pads as the insides of the nearside disc is quite badly scored. Am also going to change the brake fluid. Can anyone tell me what amount of fluid will be enough?

  • #2
    i also need to know this so i know how much DOT5.1 to order!

    Fully loaded flame red VXR! 19's,AFLs,IDS,rear sensors,bluetooth, cruise control,climate control,full leather,heated seats, sat nav,cooled glove box,de-badged,eibach sportlines,REMUS,insignia jets,oil restrictor,K&N filter,red fogs & boot strip,carbon window strips & door pillars, black front badge & rear diffuser,RARB,LSD,CS stage 2

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chrissyb View Post
      i also need to know this so i know how much DOT5.1 to order!
      Looking on the Opie oils site, and it says dot.4 for Astra vxr

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dab_vxr View Post
        Looking on the Opie oils site, and it says dot.4 for Astra vxr
        I think DOT.4 is standard mate where as DOT 5.1 and DOT 4.1 are upgraded brake fluids.
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        Arden Blue Astra , 19's, Bluetooth, Full Leather, Stage 2 Ready
        Wanted: 18" Black Wheels, maybe an FMIC and Stage 2

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        • #5
          exactly as red ice said! the dot5.1 is an upgrade and like a pound cheaper so worth it!

          Fully loaded flame red VXR! 19's,AFLs,IDS,rear sensors,bluetooth, cruise control,climate control,full leather,heated seats, sat nav,cooled glove box,de-badged,eibach sportlines,REMUS,insignia jets,oil restrictor,K&N filter,red fogs & boot strip,carbon window strips & door pillars, black front badge & rear diffuser,RARB,LSD,CS stage 2

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          • #6
            my 4.dot is a better spec then most 5.1's
            why do you want to run 5.1??
            have a look at euro car parts for
            ATE super blue from a vauxhall tuners
            http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ate-Super-Blue...5604c6ffecbe62
            the truth is out there
            part GSI part VXR
            tyre shreding tarmac terrorist

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            • #7
              I used just under 1 Tin when i did my car
              all corners and the clutch
              the truth is out there
              part GSI part VXR
              tyre shreding tarmac terrorist

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              • #8
                To be honest, unless you're running it on a track, DOT 5 brake fluid will cost you more money (even if it is actually cheaper to buy).

                DOT 5 is more hygroscopic (ie, it absorbs moisture faster) than DOT 4 so you'll end up needing to change your brake fluid (about) twice as often to keep optimum braking performance.

                Stick with a really good quality DOT 4 - if you've got standard discs and pads these will reach their temperature limit way before the fluid does.
                Sold - Arden Blue Astra VXR on 19's
                Ordered - Pure White Golf GTI on 18's (couldn't stomach paying for 19" tyres any more!)

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                • #9
                  So...is a 500ml tub enough?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dab_vxr View Post
                    So...is a 500ml tub enough?
                    off top of my head I used about 800ml but I do have 4 pots up front
                    the truth is out there
                    part GSI part VXR
                    tyre shreding tarmac terrorist

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                    • #11
                      your better off gettin a litre. i just bought 1 litre of ate super racing blue my self for £13.81. so hopefully have a lil spare

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Danny & James, best get 2 then to be on the safe side

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                        • #13
                          is ate super racing blue any good dannyf

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                          • #14
                            makes sense mate it would b a pain if u didnt have enough

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CrazyJames View Post
                              is ate super racing blue any good dannyf
                              I like it used it on a few friends cars an they like it
                              I change from Blue to Gold when i do a change as its so easy to see new to old
                              one is blue
                              and one gold like std stuff
                              the truth is out there
                              part GSI part VXR
                              tyre shreding tarmac terrorist

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