Originally Posted by RangerExtreme
Yeah Ricks right u shouldn't have to do anything. It is a Sealed system n you shouldn't have to change the fluid at all unless u just do bleeding. And if you do bleeding all u're doing is adding fluid.
Yea, exactly my thoughts. Same as the AC system. If you have to refill with r-134a, it's got to be coming OUT of somewhere. It's a sealed system.
I could go on and on, but I wouldn't shy AGAINST it, just asking why you "need" it. I have changed mine 2x, going to be a 3rd coming up shortly...I just do it whenever I replace pads, I can tell my brake life by how much fluid I have (less fluid, the more cylinder is pushed out, less brake life). So I don't change it unless I replace brakes. But I have never noticed a difference...
Now one thing I would do while your working on the truck...is synthetic ATF in the power steering fluid. I flushed my line (yes a real flush) and replaced with ATF...and WOW, it's a huge difference. Quieted the pump down to almost nothing (and thats huge for a FORD on 35's), and it lasts a long time.
And when your doing the brakes...can't stress ANTI-SIEZE enough, I put it on everything!!! Oh, and a bearing packer, thats my next small investment.