Brake Fluid

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  • mmbasa

Posted March 21, 2008 - 11:21 AM


How old is old? I know everyone says use fresh fluid, but if its been sitting in a sealed container in the garage what's the shelf life. Seems like a waste to buy a new container every time you bleed and then throw 3/4 of it away.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 21, 2008 - 01:54 PM


It depends more on the number of times it's been opened than on the age, and the more has been used out of the bottle, the more risk of contamination there is. The typical humidity in your area plays into it, too.

If it's half a bottle that was only opened once anywhere but the southeast, and it's two years old, it's probably OK. Then again, it doesn't cost much, either.

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  • mmbasa

Posted March 21, 2008 - 03:48 PM


It wasn't really the $4, I just hate to waste all that brake fluid.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 21, 2008 - 05:27 PM


That's why I always buy the small bottles.

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