<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by wrinx:
<strong>Ok, I would not recommend you top up the brake fluid for two reasons. When the pads are changed you must remember to remove some of the topped up fluid from the reservoir or it will spill out on the engine/car.
Fluid goes down due to wear on the brake pads. As the pads wear the fluid has to go in the system to compensate for the extra push needed.
The fluid needs changing every 2 years as it is hygroscopic (absorbs water) which means the boiling point is lowered and will then affect braking performance causing brake fade.
wrinx</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">helo,
1 comments - there is min and max levels on fluid reservour tank - right? So oil operates within these limits and this min/max limit also takes into account the reduced size of brake discs.
2 - elementary Watson
- boiling means change of energy to some other form....and you end up with reduced fluid.
P.S. search the forum for DOT4 or similar to that - there was something mentioned about it earlyer.