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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 1SB LS Z85 Crew Cab 126.0 WB

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
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Rear Wheel Drive, Crew Cab
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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January 14, 2013, 11:21 pm

Verne W
 

Question: What is the story about, copper in brake fluid?

After my last oil change the mechanic said that the copper levels in my brake fluid are too high and I need to have my brake fluid flushed for $130. I have never heard of this and other mechanics I have talked to, have said it is a scam. What are your thoughts?


January 23, 2013, 1:26 pm

Elizabeth K
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Total scam. You should have your brake fluid flushed every 2 years, as it absorbs water, which is not what you want in a hydraulic systems. But the copper "scam" is a pure money-maker for the shops.


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