Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Golf 1.6 fsi 2006 - brake fluid

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Golf 1.6 fsi 2006 - brake fluid

    Hi,

    I just bought this car, looks good, works good, but after checking the service book and all the receipts from the previous owners, I realised the brake fluid was never changed... from 2006!
    Now, I know nothing about requirements, except from what I found on the internet. And here comes the questions:
    - how much brake fluid do I need to buy?
    - it's good to use something like FERODO, DOT4, synthetic?
    - I've seen DOT5 or 5.1, is it better to use that?

    I'm trying to put some good stuff in this car, though not the most expensive. This FERODO is not the most expensive and I know the brand. Others, like Castrol, were something like gold!

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Administrator Crasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    21,616
    Post Thanks / Like
    It is every two years. Use DOT 4 suitable for ABS/ESP systems and you will need at litre.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

  3. Thanks geobad01 thanked for this post
  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thank you Crasher. Any thought about that Ferodo, any other recommendation?
    2006 Golf 1.6 FSI

  5. #4
    Administrator Keithuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Posts
    13,434
    Post Thanks / Like
    If the brake fluid has never been changed then use a good DOT 4. DOT 5 and 5.1 have a higher boiling point but you don't mix it with DOT 4.

    There are brake fluid testers on the market if you want to get technical that checks the boiling point of the brake fluid.

    You may need a pressure bleeder if you want to change the brake fluid. The slight problem on older vehicles is releasing the bleed nipple as they can be tight and shear off when you try to undo them.

    VW recommend the brake fluid is replaced every 3 years.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


  6. Thanks geobad01 thanked for this post
    Likes geobad01 liked this post
  7. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Great, thank you so much. The job will be done by a garage that is specialised in VW, so I think they know what they're doing.
    I'll have another look on brake fluid offers, prices and will choose something synthetic, DOT4, for ABS/ESP. Will buy 2 litres, just in case.
    Cheers!
    2006 Golf 1.6 FSI

  8. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    676
    Post Thanks / Like
    Why not just let them supply it?

  9. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Well, I want to be the one who choose. I did the same with the engine oil (Castrol 5W-30, LL III Edge Professional), all the filters (only MAN). As I said, I can't afford the best, but I want to rely on this car.
    And I've learned some harsh lessons, long time ago.
    I always loved the cars I owned, never had enough money to give them the best. Now, is the same.
    2006 Golf 1.6 FSI

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •