Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Rick@Livernois
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis All suspension, brakes and chassis discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE / 2002 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 867
Flushing Brake System when still New

I have a 2013 1LE with only 900 miles on it. I was going to flush the factory brake fluid out and replace it with Motul 600. But the factory fluid is still so new that I don't think I'll be able to tell when the old fluid is flushed out of each line and the new fluid starts. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as how to monitor the amount of fluid you pass through each brake line set before you can be fairly certain you have flushed all the old fluid out?

I have a power bleeder so I was thinking of trying to just pressurizing the brake fluid reservoir and not allowing new fluid to replace the old as it runs out. I figured I could monitor the level on the brake fluid reservoir and know that once I have bled out half the reservoir then maybe I could consider that corner fully bled.

Or is there a certain volume measurement that can be targeted from each corner. If each brake line set holds say 1/2 quart or something then I could just bleed each corner until I have bled out a 1/2 quart from each corner.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

Nick.
__________________

2013 Victory Red 2SS/1LE W/RS/NPP
2002 Bright Rally Red Camaro SS 6-speed Manual
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,690
Easiest way would be to do a tech II bleed
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE / 2002 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 867
I wonder how much my dealer would charge to do that? Has anyone else had their dealer perform this and can share what their cost was for the service?
__________________

2013 Victory Red 2SS/1LE W/RS/NPP
2002 Bright Rally Red Camaro SS 6-speed Manual
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,690
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick S View Post
I wonder how much my dealer would charge to do that? Has anyone else had their dealer perform this and can share what their cost was for the service?
Service manual says its about an hour. Should be cheaper if you supply the fluid.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE / 2002 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 867
Well after seeing how golden brown my fluid is already after only 900 miles (before my clutch reservoir was separated) I'm thinking I'll be able to see a color difference between factory fill and the Motul 600. I still might take it to the dealer though for the first time just so I know the entire system including the ABS system has been bled out with Motul 600.
__________________

2013 Victory Red 2SS/1LE W/RS/NPP
2002 Bright Rally Red Camaro SS 6-speed Manual
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
BowlingSS
Camaro Owner Since 1987
 
BowlingSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS L99 RJT
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Posts: 2,030
I used Blue on my last car and you can really tell when the old stuff is out.

Bill
__________________
2011 Camaro 2SS/RS L99 RJT
CAI, Inc. Cold Air Induction;ADM Scoop
Rx Catch Can;Rx Breather;Roto-Fab Washer Container
VMax Ported RJT Throttle Body
XSPower Headers and XSPower 3" Exhaust System
Elite Engineering Tunnel Brace,
Gorilla Wheel Lock System;
Tinted Windows 35%;EFILive Tune
BowlingSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #7
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE / 2002 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 867
Thanks. I've seen the ATE Super Blue. But I already have Motul 600 which is not colored. But as I noticed how golden colored the fluid in my reservoir already was after only 923 miles, I think by the time I get around to bleeding the system with new fluid I'll probably be able to see the difference. Won't be as easy as seeing the blue color but I think it should be noticeable enough.
__________________

2013 Victory Red 2SS/1LE W/RS/NPP
2002 Bright Rally Red Camaro SS 6-speed Manual
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
caverman


 
caverman's Avatar
 
Drives: '69 SS Convertible
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 7,066
You should be able to see the difference even though it will be slight. My fluid was the same way and I could see the new fluid. I did mine by hand though. Use two bottles to do it all.
__________________
-2010 Camaro 2SS | M6 | VR w/White Stripes | 1 3/4" KOOKS - 3" Magnaflow | LPE 3.91 gears | ADM tuned | Halltech w/ADM Scoop | Spohn/BMR Trailing Arm/Toe Rod | BC Coilovers| Pedders FE4 ZL1 swaybars | Cradle/Diff/Radius Rod bushings | VMax TB | Morimoto Projectors | MGW shifter | Red Calipers
Build Journal
caverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #9
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE / 2002 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 867
Yup, I actually have 3 bottles ready for the flush job.
__________________

2013 Victory Red 2SS/1LE W/RS/NPP
2002 Bright Rally Red Camaro SS 6-speed Manual
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.