brake fluid change

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Luke1957
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brake fluid change

Post by Luke1957 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:01 pm

hi all,when i replaced my 4 brake discs on my q2 ,would the audi garage have to top up my fluid after installing new discs or do a complete flush through.thanks


Q2owner
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Re: brake fluid change

Post by Q2owner » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:22 pm

how many miles has your car done to warrant discs replaced ?


Luke1957
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Re: brake fluid change

Post by Luke1957 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:23 pm

hello,you may not believe this but my car had only done 16000 miles,apparently its down to me and my washing of the car ,climate etc ,thats what audi told me and this sometimes happen,i think ,they think i'm zipped up the back ;)


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Re: brake fluid change

Post by richii » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:19 pm

Climate?!? Where are you based?
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Luke1957
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Re: brake fluid change

Post by Luke1957 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:59 pm

i live in "would you believe " in Scotland :lol:


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andy.h
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Re: brake fluid change

Post by andy.h » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 pm

Luke1957 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:01 pm
hi all,when i replaced my 4 brake discs on my q2 ,would the audi garage have to top up my fluid after installing new discs or do a complete flush through.thanks

If the discs and I would presume the pads have been changed there is no need to top up the fluid as the level should be now back to roughly the same level as it was when the car was new.

Depending on how old the car is or when the fluid was last changed the fluid could be due to be flushed out and changed as brake fluid is hydroscopic which means it absorbs water which affects braking efficiency.
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Luke1957
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Re: brake fluid change

Post by Luke1957 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:42 pm

thank you ,guy's for your comments ,taken on board


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Re: brake fluid change

Post by Bugsy000 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:53 pm

Surely climate, albeit Scotland and washing the car would not necessitate a change of pads/discs after only 16,000 miles. I suspect there is more to this.


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Re: brake fluid change

Post by ormesome » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:15 am

I live in Switzerland. way colder here in the winter and hotter in the summer than any part of the UK, more salt on the roads etc etc.... Never heard of this... I wash my car twice a week sometimes, either with a spray jet or a car wash.
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