T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
XH, First thing is i highly doubt your brakes are leaking fluid. As the pads wear the piston takes the float hence the fluid goes down on the reservoir. When you put a set of new pads it should go back up to original level maybe a tad less.
I must admit i tend to top up the brake fluid so i know theres ample fluid for the brakes to work to it's potential. But when i change the pads i make sure that some of the fluid is taken out to prevent spillage.
About mixing brake fluid it's all good just make sure it's the same DOT rating either DOT3 or 4 don't mix the different DOT rating together. The colour of the fluid is a dye.
I use the Castrol stuff which is clear.
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