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javed13
06-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Hi, I recently had my brake fluid light come on do i topped it off and then i reset the code. i then checked the date that the car computer says for brake fluid and it said 6/2014. after i saw that date, i started thinking if i was suppose to change the brake fluid completely. What do you guys think?

Mac Hadley
06-18-2012, 02:50 AM
I change mine every two years.

NoQuarter
06-18-2012, 04:04 AM
2 years

txag_530i
06-18-2012, 12:48 PM
I change mine annually.

pcy
06-19-2012, 07:30 AM
Some people never change brake fluid, some people change every year, remaining folks change in between :-)
Suggested interval is 2 years... it also depends on whether the brake system is opened. Brake fluid is in a closed-system. So, ideally, it shouldn't absorb moisture... unless the system is opened for any repairs.

jsimon7777
06-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Change it. It absorbs water slowly, reducing your braking ability.

Stigmata
06-19-2012, 05:59 PM
2 years. If you flush the system yourself be very careful not to allow air into the system.

ARX3
06-22-2012, 09:48 AM
2 years per BMW, irregardless of mileage. Should be covered by the BMW maintenance plan. If not, take it to shop that can activate the ABS/DTC pump pistons by diagnostic equipment to push old fluid out.