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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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New owner of a 2007 FJR with 6k mileage. Moved over from a 2000 BMW R1100RT. Strong believer in replacing fluids on a regular interval so the first thing I want to do is the brake and clutch fluids, and coolant.
First question is thoughts on the coolant? Color is good and fluid clear. Should I wait?
Second any links to previous topics on brake and clutch fluid renewing would be appreciated and is it easy, moderate or a difficult task? Does the ABS introduce any dynamics that requires a dealer to renew the brake fluids such as a power flusher etc.? Any input appreciated.
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If you are not sure if/when the coolant was last done, I'd be doing it. Easy job, with a full description on FJRTech.

I've done the clutch & brake fluids on a non-ABS 2001 model using a Mityvac vacuum pump. ABS does complicate things slightly, but this should still be a job you can undertake yourself. Check out FJRForum also as there is likely to be useful info on there too.

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I...ABS does complicate things slightly, but this should still be a job you can undertake yourself....
You just have to do it in a certain sequence. I'm at work and don't have the drill in front of me but it's still very "owner manageable."



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You just have to do it in a certain sequence. I'm at work and don't have the drill in front of me but it's still very "owner manageable."
I use the mitivac as well, amd it is very simple.

FRONT:
Front left
Front right upper (front brake half. Follow hose to be sure)

REAR:
Front right lower (rear combination half)/
Rear

Using vac pump makes it easy for 1 person to do it but I like to have a second topping off the master cylinders as I pump the fluid. Saves a lot of starting and stopping.... just keep bleeding until you see clean fluid come through. Do the clutch the same way.

I do mine every 2 years along with the coolant flush.

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