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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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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