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Hi,

I'm replacing my brake pads, and while I'm at it I understand I need to replace the brake fluid as well as it's been 60k miles. I understand the brake fluid and the clutch fluid share the same reservoir, but I've heard conflicting information whether they need to both be replaced...should I do them both? I've never done it before, but a friend who has experience is going to help me out.

Now, if I'm replacing just the brake fluid, how much fluid should I order off of Amazon? If I'm replacing the brake fluid + clutch fluid however, how much should I order?

Is there any other fluid I should think about swapping out?

Thanks!
 

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Hi! I've done a couple flushes on my ST. While I don't know the specific capacity of the system, I've done a full flush with a 32oz bottle of this: https://www.amazon.com/Prestone-AS8...497566190&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=prestone+dot4

If you're already buying stuff stuff on Amazon, adding on 3 of those will be the best bang for your buck if the car is just daily driven. If you plan on tracking, get some higher temp fluid.

Consider a Motive bleeder for an easy way to fully flush the system.
 

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I used two one litre cans of Pentosin Dot4 LV (which meets the Ford specification) through a Motive pressure bleeder and a Motive beed catch can (clear). I used almost all of the two litres to get the job done.

What's nice is you can see at the caliper/clutch release bearing end of the fluid as it runs out change color as the new fluid starts coming through. Once that happened, I bled a few more ounces. After doing a complete bleed around the car and the clutch, I then went back and bled a few more ounces out of each end just to be sure.

Hope that helps,
Mark

https://www.amazon.com/Pentosin-DOT...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0070Y9CE4
 
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