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post #10 of (permalink) Old 9th May 2009
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How long since the last brake fluid change? For the first time yesterday I read the following in the service book for the Passat....

WARNING: Brake fluid service must be carried out every 2 years. If the brake fluid is left in the system for too long, heavy use of the brakes may cause a vapour lock. THIS COULD CAUSE THE BRAKES TO FAIL.

Is this just VW scaremongering, or is this a real possibility? If it is, then this might be what you have experienced.

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow...

Wanna see what I drive? No pics of the latest Passat, but you can see the Scenic II here and the CB1000R here!

Previous Passat here and Bandit here.
Currently in martin999's garage:
2011 (11) VW Passat 2.0 TDi SE + options in Island Grey, 2011 (11) Honda CB1000R in Pearl Cool White... oh and a 2004 (54) Secnic II 1.5dCi Dynamique in Ottoman Blue !
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