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    Brake Fluid Change

    Just got a flyer through the door from the dealer saying that my car is due for a brake fluid change.

    Any ideas how much this will cost and how long it normally takes ?

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    I've always had mine done at the same time as an ordinary service, but no doubt a quick phone call to the dealer should give you the answers.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    shouldn't be expensive and just so you know, the interval is every 24 months so if they're asking you to get it done sooner suggest they bugger off.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    Not had mine done yet, but think it's about 75 depending on dealer location. So that should mean about 1/2hrs labour to complete job. So they should be able to do it while you wait.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    very recent quotes for a Main Dealer brake fluid service ranged from 45 to 88 - that was for an 8L S3.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    According to the Audi UK Service and Maintenance spreadsheet the time allowed for the Brake Fluid change is 0.50 hours and the brake fluid would cost 12.40.

    All you need now is your particular dealers hourly rate.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    Thanks for all the replies, I'll give a few dealers a phone on monday morning and let you know how I get on.

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    [ QUOTE ]
    Just got a flyer through the door from the dealer saying that my car is due for a brake fluid change.

    Any ideas how much this will cost and how long it normally takes ?

    Cheers

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This one puzzles me a little as the current DOT5 brake fluid is silicone based, whilst the DOT4 stuff is alcohol based (and this absorbs water).

    The original logic for changing the fluid was because of the water absorbtion....


    Oh well better safe than sorry I suppose..

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    I didn't think any production car used DOT5. I've changed to DOT5.1 due to it's better than DOT4 properties but it's not silicone based and therefore is an easy upgade. If you go for silicone then you need to, at the very least flush the old stuff out.

    Here's a good comparison. : HERE

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

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    I didn't think any production car used DOT5. I've changed to DOT5.1 due to it's better than DOT4 properties but it's not silicone based and therefore is an easy upgade. If you go for silicone then you need to, at the very least flush the old stuff out.

    Here's a good comparison. : HERE

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    Thanks Scotty, I must admit that I kind of assumed if the incredibly conservative and at least 10 years behind everyone else folks at Saab had grasped DOT5 (my last two 95 Aeros had it) then the rest of the industry must have been riding the bike for a while....clearly not!

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    Re: Brake Fluid Change

    Phoned 2 dealers, 69 from Glasgow Audi, and 59 from Edinburgh Audi.


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    Thanks for all the replies, I'll give a few dealers a phone on monday morning and let you know how I get on.

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