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    1. #1
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      DIY Brake fluid change

      Hi All,

      Thought I'd just make this a post. My brake fluid was looking pretty dark and decided to do it myself instead of asking the dealer to do it for (£75!)...now my brakes are far better

      Very simple process when using a automatic brake bleed kit.
      The main difference compared to other cars was to bleed the nearest caliper and then work away.
      The Front brakes use a 10mm bleed nipple and the rear brakes are 11mm bleed nipple.

      Hope this might be of use for someone

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      tomyoud, what kind of bleeder kit did you use? The kind with the small hand operated vacuum pump where you crack the bleeder and pull the fluid through, or the ones with new “speed” bleeders that have a valve so you can pump it out via the pedal yourself? I have the pump, very easy to use, but never tried the speed bleeders.
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      beers - I just used the Gunson Eezibleed kit, it required me to get the spare wheel out of the boot and use it to pressurize the system. I'd like one of the vacuum operatored ones and might get one when I come to change it again in 2 years or so.
      I've not heard of the speed bleeders before...will have to look into those.

      Also, another noted from my post above, You'll need to buy 1.5 litres of fluid. I was hoping 1 litres would be enough but had to run out and get more

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      Thanks tomyoud, the hand operated pump works well but the use of the spare tire pressure is ingenious. I’ll have to check that kit out, maybe could substitute a small air compressor
      On order: 2020 S60 Polestar Engineered, Osmium Grey
      2019 XC90 T6 Inscription, Denim Blue/Blonde
      former: 2019 XC60 T6 Inscription Crystal White/Charcoal
      former: 2006 XC90 V8 Titanium Gray/Graphite

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      No problem. You might be able to substitute it with a compressor. Only thing to keep in mind if you do go down this route is the kit says not to put more than 20psi of pressure into the system

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