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the reason it goes spongy is cos air compresses where as the brake fluid does not compress
 

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Have you had your brake system fluid changed? Recommended every 12 months by all car manufacturers esp Holden. Very few people get it done. Makes a marked improvement to your brakes.
 

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As Graham said get your brakes bled. I just had my VY done, only cost me $53 and I just did our Pulsar myself, it was really dark and some air bubbles came out. I don't think it had been done in ages. I usually have the brake fluid replaced at 24 months max. If you do it yourelf suck out the old fluid and muck from the master cylinder with a syringe and refill with new fluid before you start as it helps prevent that going into the master cylinder.
 

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Have you had your brake system fluid changed? Recommended every 12 months by all car manufacturers esp Holden. Very few people get it done. Makes a marked improvement to your brakes.
Ive had the car 4 years and i havent done it once, I was never sure when to replace it


As Graham said get your brakes bled. I just had my VY done, only cost me $53 and I just did our Pulsar myself, it was really dark and some air bubbles came out. I don't think it had been done in ages. I usually have the brake fluid replaced at 24 months max. If you do it yourelf suck out the old fluid and muck from the master cylinder with a syringe and refill with new fluid before you start as it helps prevent that going into the master cylinder.
was that $53 at Holden?
 

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Ive had the car 4 years and i havent done it once, I was never sure when to replace it




was that $53 at Holden?

No at a local mechanic. I wouldn't even bother going to Holden it would have cost over $100 easy. I did our other car, a Pulsar last week myself it cost $20 for 2 bottles of brake fluid, fairly easy to do with a mate to work the pedal.
 

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arr righto, ill give it ago on the weekend, is there a certin type of brake fluid to get or are they all the same ****?
 

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Any brand DOT 4 is equivalent to Holdens HN1796
 

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I usually buy Nulon DOT4, this is what I used in the Pulsar the other day. Do you know how to do it yourself?
 
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