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2004 Jaguar XJR Question: Brake fluid flush and change

 

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jaguar1, Phoenix, AZ, June 09, 2009, 15:01
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A jaguar repair shop recommended a Brake fluid flush and change every 2 years.
question: is this a Jaguar recommended service practice is this really required?

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    June 09, 2009, 16:37
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    Check your owners manual to see what Jaguar recommends officially, but generally, it is a very good idea to replace the brake fluid in your car every two years, or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    Brake fluid can become contaminated and it does so over time. Contaminated brake fluid will damage components in your brake system that will be very expensive to fix. Frequent fluid changes are insurance against future repairs.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 09, 2009, 21:34
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    I work on Jaguars. I am not sure what the manufacturers recommendations are regarding brake fluid flush but brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, this moisture lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid and can cause corrosion in the brake system. Too many small passages in a brake system that involves Anti Lock Brakes. Cheap insurance again possibility of expensive future brake repairs if you plan on keeping your car long term.

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