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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 2007, 10:28 pm Thread Starter
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Brake Fluid

I have the detailed how to on brake fluid bleeding procedure (from this site) and will be performing the service this winter. The recommended service interval of one year seems quite short however. Is this necessary to keep the servo's functional? Does moisture absorbtion of the brake fluid come into play? Is this recommended to satisfy a paranoid BMW legal department? Any thoughts or opinions folks?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2007, 5:19 am
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I've got the old fashioned, non servo brakes. That means it's a
ten minute job for me

I bleed my brakes twice a year. It's cheap insurance for all those
expensive anti-lock innards in the system

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2007, 1:00 pm
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It actually depends on how often you're using the brakes as well. Once a year or twice a year if the fluid gets dark quickly. With new fluid, it's almost clear, like a good Chardonay. Good time to change is when it's about a dark Rosť. I'd be worried about the innards if the fluid is looking like a decent Stout.

BTW, don't do the whizzy-brake bleeding proceedure after consuming above mentioned beverages.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2007, 6:48 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks fella's...the fluid in all respective reservoirs is still relatively light and I'm very east on the binders day to day. My change interval will be adjusted accordingly. I've owned a dozen different makes/models and have never performed an annual fluid swap on any of em' with absolutely no failures or fading.

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