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I just read on ipd - they say Volvo recommends changing brake fluid every 2 years. According to them it's preventive simply because of brake fluid's affinity for water. When do you change your brake fluid? Ever? If you know - Who's is "best"?<p>Chronic<br>2001 V70 T5 manual<br>K&N air filter<p>
 

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Re: Brake Fluid Recommendations... (Chronic)

VW also reccomends a 2 year/24K, whichever comes first, brake fluid change. I follow that interval on mine. <p>I use ATE Blue and ATE non-blue on mine and works well for me. No complaints so far. <p>RJ
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I just read on ipd - they say Volvo recommends changing brake fluid every 2 years. According to them it's preventive simply because of brake fluid's affinity for water. When do you change your brake fluid? Ever? If you know - Who's is "best"?<p> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I did change mine at the 22,500-mile service, when I painted my calipers. I filled the system with what Volvo reommended.<p>Yannis
 

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I was thinking about painting the calipers. Is it easy? What color did you paint yours? Do you have Volvo brakes?<br>By the way, I just added a brake fluid change to my Amsoil upgrade for this weekend. It's not quite two years, but eight weeks is close enough.<p>Chronic<br>2001 V70 T5 Manual<br>K&N Air Filter<br>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I was thinking about painting the calipers. Is it easy?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>It is easy if you know how to take them apart. Otherwise, you can paint them (with a brush) while they are on but I took them apart and sprayed them with TWO heavy coats of paint. So far, they are holding up.<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>What color did you paint yours?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Of course... <B><FONT COLOR="red">R E D</FONT></B>! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> They match the car's paint. <br> <br><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you have Volvo brakes?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yes...for what they are worth, they do a great job.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Brake Fluid Recommendations... (GrecianVolvo)

I'd really like to try this, but I want to know what you mean by "easy". I'm under the impression that I could take off the wheel(s) have a look at the brakes and figure out how to remove the caliper(s). Is it that straight forward? Is there a link that is specific to Volvo brake replacements that I might review prior to having a look? <p>Chronic<br>2001 V70 T5 Manual<br>K&N Air Filter
 

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I did a lot of brake jobs last year in my autoshop class, and everything down there is pretty easy to figure out. I have never removed the caliper from the brake line though and I have heard that bleeding the lines correctly is a little difficult, but not at all impossible.<p>Here is a link to help u out:<br><A HREF="http://www.volvospeed.com/volvo_performance.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvospeed.com/volvo_performance.php</a>
 

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I have to say I feel like a dope asking these basic questions, but are you saying that to remove the caliper(s) it requires dealing with bleeding the lines, etc? I was hoping I could just get 'em off, paint 'em, paint 'em again, paint 'em again, paint 'em again, (you get the idea), let 'em dry, and put them back on and all is sweet. No?<p>Chronic<br>2001 V70 T5 Manual<br>K&N Air Filter<br>
 
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