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hi guys

ill be servicing my car at the start of feb. a mechanic friend of mine is going to let me observe and help him so i get a bit more hands on experience etc

my question is my st3 is 2 years old but only done 14k. ill be replacing the oil, and got a k&n air filter but is it necessary to do the brake fluid aswell since it is such low milage? i know the 2 year service it is supposed to be replaced but thats at 25k miles .

thanks for any input
 

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at the 2 year service, its only a recomendation from ford its changed.. some dealers ive found will change it as part of the 2 year service.. others wont unless you pay extra.

The reason its changed, is because over time brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, and goes black and therefore looses its ability to function 100% because of the moisture contamination.

Some people leave it and never change it in the life or ownership of the car.. then years down the line wonder why they suffer from master cylinder failure, siezed calipers etc... because what happens is because the brake fluid absorbs moisture, the moisture in the fluid will eventually start to corrode the braking system from the inside out, seals deteriate and break down etc.

But by changing it your pro-longing the life of the system and avoiding those things, premature failure of seals, internal corrosion, and maintaining the braking efficiency of the car. with brake fluid, mileage isnt so much a factor, because even when the car is standing still the fluid can pick up moisture regardless... so whether the car has done 25k miles or 10k miles, it will of been outside for the same amount of time still.

As a warning though, do not let the system go dry when changing, because IDS will then be required to trigger the bleed sequence on the ABS unit.
 

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i done mine myself at 29k and fuild was clean even done clutch at same time,unless you do track events and cause brake fade alot i wouldnt bother.

one issue i came across was couple of the bleed nipples weeping poor quality nipples as few had same issue
 
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