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The amount of fluid isn't the issue it's all down to presssure. When flexi-pipes get old they tend to swell when under pressure so some braking effort is lost.
In all honesty if it was my car I would and I wanted good brakes at little expense I would renew all the components as per standard as it surprising how braking systems deteriorate with age - you will be surprised at the difference.
Itis not unusual for braking efficiency to fall very gradually by as much as 25% over 10 years or so. So just by renewing the components you automatically gain improvement.
Even just changing the brake fluid can make quite a difference at times
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