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Old 06-29-2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by beware_phog View Post
Brake Fluid used to be recommended to be changed every year until BMW started paying for it. So according to Mike Miller, he still recommends it every year. Yeah, and oops on the power steering fluid...was just copying some info from the guide (mike)

No, ALL European cars have two year scheduled brake fluid. Only way one year was recommended is if BMW used DOT3, which is possible on old BMWs like E30.
The two year schedule comes from two things:
1. DOT4 has much higher boiling point.
2. Technical inspections in Europe require brake fluid flush every two years. In Europe before registration you must pass technical inspection and one of the things they measure is boiling point. Adequate boiling point is not possible on brake fluid older than two years.
I had BMWs in Europe, among other cars before moving here, and they were ALL on two year schedule.
Sorry, but Mike Miller is guessing here.

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