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Replacing Brake Fluid

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I have that exact model.

I find it to be less than useful in the sense that I've tested what I would call "old" and completely useless, brown, thick, dirty brake fluid and it still said it was fine...


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Maybe it's the dry climate here???
Not sure.

I tested 3 cars. I know the Hellcat would be fine, and my VW as well. Wife's Acura looked to be pretty dirty. Showed as being in the yellow. Thought it should have been worse. So I was skeptical.

I had leftover dot 3 fluid from years ago that I had no intention of using, so I decided to use it as a test.

Tested initially - tested fine.

I then added a few drops of water. Shook it up, and let it set for a day. Retested and indicated Yellow.

Repeated test with a little more water. Next day it tested Red.

So at least mine SEEMS to work...looking back, I should have calculated out the volume of the fluid, and added 1 % water. Then retest. See what the accuracy was like.

If I find any other fluid laying around, I'll do that.
 

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Not sure.

I tested 3 cars. I know the Hellcat would be fine, and my VW as well. Wife's Acura looked to be pretty dirty. Showed as being in the yellow. Thought it should have been worse. So I was skeptical.

I had leftover dot 3 fluid from years ago that I had no intention of using, so I decided to use it as a test.

Tested initially - tested fine.

I then added a few drops of water. Shook it up, and let it set for a day. Retested and indicated Yellow.

Repeated test with a little more water. Next day it tested Red.

So at least mine SEEMS to work...looking back, I should have calculated out the volume of the fluid, and added 1 % water. Then retest. See what the accuracy was like.

If I find any other fluid laying around, I'll do that.


Practical/empirical evidence. Awesome work!
 

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Practical/empirical evidence. Awesome work!
Eh....More along the lines of 'Does this f'kn thing even work?'
 

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