Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

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Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:05 pm

Thanks to 3Q Jay shaming me about my dirty looking brake fluid reservoir, I’ve decided to have a brake fluid flush service. I was told by someone that on Infiniti/Nissan you need a Nissan computer to properly bleed the system and open the ABS? Any truth to this or can I take it to my local mechanic for this job?


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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:45 pm

Valving in the ABS is all "normally open" so mechanical bleeding will work fine, but of course requires an assistant. We do it with the C3+ only because it makes it into a solo job.

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:47 pm

That’s what I kinda figured. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby 3Q Jay » Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:03 pm

Infinitiace1992 wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Thanks to 3Q Jay shaming me about my dirty looking brake fluid reservoir, I’ve decided to have a brake fluid flush service.
No shame, bruddah. But you're welcome! :biggrin:
Peace and love

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:24 pm

I’m busting your chops Jay but honestly, I appreciate any advice to keep my ole girl running in tip top shape.

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Ryantzer » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:28 pm

Brake fluid should be replaced every 2-3 years since it's hygroscopic and absorbs moisture, which can lead to soft pedal feel and rust in the system. Dark brake fluid is overdue for maintenance.

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:39 pm

Thanks Ryan. I have an appointment Friday to get it done

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:04 pm

Does this look better 3QJay? Brake fluid flush service done No bargain at $177 via my local Infiniti dealer but the car was a superstar as everyone in the dealership checked it out.
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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby PalmerWMD » Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:20 am

Infinitiace1992 wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:04 pm
Does this look better 3QJay? Brake fluid flush service done No bargain at $177 via my local Infiniti dealer but the car was a superstar as everyone in the dealership checked it out.
I bet it was a popular thing to see for folks there! :yesnod

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Q451990 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:33 am

Looking good. If that $177 saves the seals on your ABS Actuator, that becomes a bargain.

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Re: Brake fluid flush on 91 Q45

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:19 pm

Q451990 wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:33 am
Looking good. If that $177 saves the seals on your ABS Actuator, that becomes a bargain.
Good,point.


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