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Old 06 December 2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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about 5/6 months ago I noticed that my brake fluid level was low so I topped it up to the required level. the front discs and pads had only been recently changed a month prior so I assumed it wasnít a pad problem so I checked the brake lines which was also fine.

fast forward 5/6 months and the brake fluid level has dropped again. did the same and checked the pads and discs which are fine and also brake lines.

Now should my brake fluid level be dropping as much as that over 5/6 months ?. Seems a bit much to me. Havenít checked the rear horseshoes but I canít think of any other reason for it to drop as quickly. With previous cars itís never dropped as much as that and have hardly had to top them up to be honest.

my cars a 2008 hatch.

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Old 06 December 2017, 01:24 PM   #3
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Checked to see if the float was sticking and that was fine. And I canít find any puddles of fluid in my garage either so if it is leaking somewhere itís very small.
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What mileage have you done , as the pads wear the fluid level drops , catches people out who keep topping it up because of this when you fit new pads and push the pistons back in the calipers which overflows the reservoir and spills fluid everywhere
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Iíve probably only done 3,000 miles mate. I only work 9 miles down the road so I probably do 18 a day in total and sometimes itís not even driven every Sunday. Iíve got standard brembo pads in their as I thought Iíd give them a try. To be honest I wouldnít buy them again and Iím thinking of replacing them beginning of the new year.
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Could it be that the pads have worn uneven though the car doesnít vibrate under braking ?
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