Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, Good Ole USofA
Well I just asked the boys at my shop about having them change out the brake fluid in my 2002 KRS and they said it's a good idea, as they pointed to a customer that just had an ABS unit replaced. He bought a used RS and the previous owner never changed the fluid and he got stuck with the bad unit. They are over $2000.00 to replace unless you locate a used one. My personal experience with adding synthetic to what's already there was bad. I did what you want to do on my old KLT and ended up with a brake fault light constantly reappearing. When it was all done with, I had a bad valve in the ABS unit. Fortunately I crashed the KLT and it was written off as a complete loss so someone else inherited the problem. If I were going to put synthetic fluid in I would remove all the original fluid and have synthetic throughout the whole system. Did I say "fortunately I crashed"? :wtf
* Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.