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How to do your own Brake Fluid Test ...

As with every other fluid in your car, brake fluid contains a main ingredient along with protective additives. The main ingredient in brake fluid doesn’t degrade, but the additives do. The most important additive is a corrosion inhibitor. The corrosion inhibitor prevents internal rusting of steel brake lines, calipers and ABS (antilock brake system) components. Once the inhibitors are exhausted, even minute amounts of moisture can cause dangerous and costly corrosion.

Most car manufacturers recommend a complete brake fluid flush every two years or 24,000 miles. Rather than rely on a general recommendation, you can test the actual condition of your brake fluid. To check your brake fluid, remove the cover of the master cylinder and dip a strip into the fluid. Shake off the excess fluid and wait 60 seconds before comparing the color of the strip with the guide on the brake fluid tester package.



Thank you for the detailed explanation, I will do that test on the other cars I maintain (14 GranTurismo and 12 California). I wonder how often the brake fluid has been changed under the Ferrari 7 year included maintenance on the California. You all have been very helpful!
 
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Thank you for the detailed explanation, I will do that test on the other cars I maintain (14 GranTurismo and 12 California). I wonder how often the brake fluid has been changed under the Ferrari 7 year included maintenance on the California. You all have been very helpful!
Let us know your findings ...
 
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Thank you for the detailed explanation, I will do that test on the other cars I maintain (14 GranTurismo and 12 California). I wonder how often the brake fluid has been changed under the Ferrari 7 year included maintenance on the California. You all have been very helpful!
I have a 458 under the 7 year warrantee, Ferrari flushes brake fluid and changes oil and filter every year, no matter mileage.
 
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I have a 458 under the 7 year warrantee, Ferrari flushes brake fluid and changes oil and filter every year, no matter mileage.
Correct when I had my Tesstarossa they did the same, but to be honest its not necessary every year, they just do it for the warrenty, I did ask them & that's the answer they gave me ...
 
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Correct when I had my Tesstarossa they did the same, but to be honest its not necessary every year, they just do it for the warrenty, I did ask them & that's the answer they gave me ...
Agree, brake fluid once a year not required. Unless couple of track days. Two years is best, otherwise can do harm to brake system. Cheap insurance, imo.
 
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Agree, brake fluid once a year not required. Unless couple of track days. Two years is best, otherwise can do harm to brake system. Cheap insurance, imo.
Yes, agree....a tracked car changes everything....
 
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Let us know your findings ...
Service department agreed to flush the brake fluid before delivery. All good no issues knock on wood.
 
 
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