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Old 09-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #15
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When you think about it, the main reason that they recommend a 2-yr brake fluid change on the F53 (??) is moisture, and the effects/ potential effects on braking being either loss of brakes or locked brakes in a 20,000 vehicle?. A few years back, traveled to Utah from TN in a van, and noted a funny pedal after topping mountain tops and tapping pedal to release cruise control as I down-shifted to control decent. The funny pedal feel disappeared after that first tap, but generally, brakes were not used again until much lower altitude. Brake shop at UTAH destination said they could not fix what was apparently not broken, but had never heard of my symptoms before. Hindsight tells me I should have had the fluid flushed at that time. My understanding is the moisture can heat/ boil and cause brakes to NOT release, or cause rust/ corrosion in a cylinder resulting is leaks and brake loss. Prevention is MUCH better/ safer than corrective maintenance.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:05 PM   #16
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You're correct. The differences in some brake fluids has to do only with the boiling point of the fluid. Better fluid boils at a higher temperature. We all know the boiling point of water and there in lies the issue. Boiling point and rusting of metal parts combined with the fact that the fluid does not circulate nor is it filtered.

Still wondering why the industry was so slow to recognize how flushing would improve braking systems.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:05 AM   #17
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One other thought if the hoses do not help, is talk w/ a qualified/ brake certified Ford Mechanic about any potential Proportioning valves/ valve malfunctions scenarios?
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