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  1. Soft Brakes

    Under The Hood / Performance
    From people's experience, how soft are Element brakes? I just came home with an 04 EX and assumed the brakes just needed bled; that may or may not be the case. The pedal seems pretty firm when the car is off, but when the car is on, I can push it all the way to the floor (with some resistance)...
  2. DIY Brake Bleed Bottle

    Maintenance and Service
    Tools Drill 3/32” drill bit ⅜” drill bit Vice Material Empty 32 oz /1 liter plastic bottle 3’ of ¼” plastic tubing 4” zip tie Extra cap for bottle (optional) Notes Pick a bottle with a flat base or a base wider than the top, so it will be less likely to tip over. You don’t want it too...
  3. Brake Bleed: 1-Person DIY

    Maintenance and Service
    This is my first DIY Post, so be kind with the comments... The whole operation took me 1.5 hours, including cleaning 2 clogged bleeder valves. Total cost: $14 Tools 10mm box wrench (6-point, NOT 12-point) Jack Wire brush Awl Material 32 oz / 1 liter DIY bleeder bottle 32 oz (946ml) DOT3...
  4. Brake bleed, anyone?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    I have heard that it is reccomended to change out the brake fluid every 2 years regardless of milage because of moisture that can corrode the system especially ABS braking systems. I heard 2 ways people do it, bleeding the system to get rid of the old or just using a turkey baster type thing to...
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