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Old 27 Apr 2004, 02:51 pm
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quote:Originally posted by PianT

I just started getting the light and tone on hard acceleration, I've got 34,000 klm's (22k miles), could it really need new pads already?

I don't think adding brake fluid is a real good idea, if it needs fluid something is leaking, adding fluid to compensate for pad wear is a no no.
Yes you could need brakes already. Many PT's report rapid brake wear. These are heavy cars to stop and it takes a lot of brake.

Second, the brake fluid is not leaking. The reservoir is designed to only hold so much. Once the brake pads wear, more of the fluid is in the brake lines and caliper bore and less in the reservoir. This activates the warning light to advise you that you are getting to the point where you should be thinking of brake pads. There is still wear left on those pads. It is perfectly safe to addd more fluid one time, but be thining about brakes. You don't want to wear the pads down to the steel or you will be buying new rotors too.
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