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#1 Aubrey

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:11 PM

I have a C-Max Ghia 2.0 Duratorq TDCi and have a very intermittent low brake fluid light so I want to do a top-up. However, the brake fluid reservoir seems to be unreachable. According to page 192 of the owners guide it sits next to screenwash and coolant top-up points but on mine it's recessed about 20cm further back under the windscreen. Short of creating a kitchen funnel and aquarium pipe type rig to reach it how is it meant to be done?

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#2 ToolBox

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:20 PM

If the filler is recessed under something then you will have to make up a means of topping it up like small funnel and lenth of hose, but consider this why does it require topping up are your brake pads getting ready for renewal or is there a leak somewere

#3 Aubrey

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:23 PM

Thanks for your input ToolBox, I used a 99p for 3 Tesco kitchen funnel and a 1.85 metre of B&Q 8mm plastic pipe. The solution was easy in the end, I was just confused as to why the brake fluid reservoir is recessed especially since the owners manual shows it in plain view next to the washer and coolant reservoirs.

I do about 30k per annum and it was last serviced in November so it'll be due shortly, I'll keep an eye on it and if it gets low again I'll get it in early.

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Aub


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