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Brake Fluid Change

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Masterm8fo, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Masterm8fo
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    Am due this next month and its the first real service type thing Im gonna have had done and was wondering what kinda prices to expect to pay for it ??

    Dealer ?
    Specialist ?

    Will prob go to dealer as there arent many speacialists within spitting distance of me
    also poss need spark plugs changing - what will the dealer charge for this ?

    Thanks for your advice
    (and apologies for the poss stupidly obv. questions)
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    I had mine done at the local stealers along with the service and they charged me 30 notes for it plus the VAT.

    Don't know if this was only 'cause it was done along with the service though.
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    the labour time is .9 hrs we charge approx £100 for a BFC. Main dealer price.
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    Anybody ever tried this themselves? I have never bled brakes before, and if it's not all that hard, I want to try. Any advice is appreciated!
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    [Nov 23, 2004]
    "the labour time is .9 hrs we charge approx £100 for a BFC. Main dealer price"

    Seriously? my mate who works at porsche did mine. Took about half hour. He said that porsche charge about £90 for BFC????
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    hey it takes half hour but .9 is charged, its not me who makes up the times!
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    [Nov 24, 2004]
    NA IM NOT HAVING A GO MATE
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    yes we are, foolish3uk - expect to see crowds of people outside your house with torches and pitchforks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    YEAH you should be ashamed earning 80 pounds an hour /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    yeah cause i earn 80 quid an hour dont i /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif
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    Not a difficult job but a real pain in the ass unless you have a cooperative second pair of hands, the ability to get all 4 wheels off similtaneously and a pressure bleeder.

    I do most things on my car - but this job is worthy of paying for..
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    [Nov 29, 2004]
    What about how much fluid it usually takes? Anybody know off-hand?

    *EDIT* oops, sorry guys, I forgot this was in the A3/S3 forum. I'll look over in the A4 forum unless anybody here knows how much for an A4. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    ive never changed the brake fluid in any of my cars does it make a difference, last car ran with same brake fluid for 10 years, only new it got was when i overhauled the brakes front and rear.
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    well the fluid is hydroscopic and so will absorb moisture but I'm not sure how much would really get into the system. It certainly would be bad if you boiled it, it would make braking fun.
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    Braking system would hold less than half a litre most is contained in the master cylinder.
    As the brake fluid absorbs moisture so its boiling point drops, which increases the chances of brake fade.
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