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If you do not have any problems bleeding the brake lines, you will be able to change the front and rear brake fluid using a 12-ounce bottle.

You do not need to replace the brake pads if their lining thickness is greater than the 1-mm service limit. If the lining thickness of either pad in a caliper is less than the service limit, replace both pads in the caliper as a set.

DOT 5.1 brake fluid has a higher boiling point than DOT 4 fluid, which reduces the risk of fluid vaporization and possible brake failure. Although this is important to racers, you may like DOT 4 fluid just fine on the street.

DOT 5.1 fluid should not be confused with DOT 5 fluid. DOT 5 fluid is silicone-based and not compatible with DOT 4 fluid. DOT 5.1 fluid, on the other hand, is glycol-based and compatible with DOT 4 fluid.

Edited by - Rob Lee on 11/17/2002 13:18:28
 
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