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Old 09-01-2014, 10:43 AM
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Quickest brake fluid flush in history

The service brake fluid light came on on Friday, made an appointment for this morning, SA took the car at 8:30a.m. I was out the door with a flush, filter cabin filter change and car wash (including interior vacuum and mat cleaning) by 9:15.

I asked twice if they actually did a full flush or just topped off the brake fluid and the SA said full flush. Hard to believe it was that quick, they must be really really efficient
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Maybe the car wash 'tech' did the flush, while washing & vacuuming?

Must be a lease to let the wash 'tech' geniuses wash your car.
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Did they do the full flush- hook up the computer, open the ABS actuator to get all the fluid exchanged? (Probably not)

Most likely the easy flush, pressurize the reservoir, run fluid out the 4 wheels.

Ive never heard of a dealer doing that former (except when I F-d up mine, driving 140 miles after a ruptured hose and we couldnt get it fully bled....)
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car wash 'tech'? Hmmmm interesting. Is that like a sanitation engineer?
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:15 PM
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I couldn't watch what they did, so i have to take the SA's word for it.

Re: washing it - that part I could see and they do a good job, even the inside.
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That is impressive but not impossible. I heard a story (that I believed based on the details of story) about a dealer in CT that I believed to be reputable, that just sucked the fluid out of the reservoir and topped up with new fluid. Now I'm wary of anything the dealer (or any mechanic) does that I can't visually confirm.

That being said, with a lift and air tools, it's not unreasonable to assume that they did pop the wheels off and pressure bleed the system. If you're ever unsure about a shop, you can do a little test like etch the bleeder and caliper and check after to see if the marks still line up. If they pass a little test like that I'd be inclined to trust them a more in the future.
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That is impressive but not impossible. I heard a story (that I believed based on the details of story) about a dealer in CT that I believed to be reputable, that just sucked the fluid out of the reservoir and topped up with new fluid. Now I'm wary of anything the dealer (or any mechanic) does that I can't visually confirm.

That being said, with a lift and air tools, it's not unreasonable to assume that they did pop the wheels off and pressure bleed the system. If you're ever unsure about a shop, you can do a little test like etch the bleeder and caliper and check after to see if the marks still line up. If they pass a little test like that I'd be inclined to trust them a more in the future.
Very well said.
The old brake fluid will be yellow-ish and the new one will be almost transparent.It will be easy to bleed a little bit from one caliper and compare to what is in the tank.
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car wash 'tech'? Hmmmm interesting. Is that like a sanitation engineer?
No, more like a Cupholder Weighing Engineer @ Toyota
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