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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 97-06 BMW 325Xi

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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 97-06 BMW 325Xi

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this instructional video from 1A Auto and learn how to check and top off the level of the brake fluid in your 97-05 BMW 325Xi.

  1. step 1 :Checking the Brake Fluid
    • The brake fluid reservoir is at the rear driver side of the engine compartment, above the brake master cylinder
    • The fluid level indicators are on the side of the reservoir
    • You can also remove the cap to view the inside
    • Top off with DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, as directed on the reservoir cap

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to check the brake fluid on this 2001 BMW 325xi. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

With the hood popped, the brake fluid reservoir is right here above the master cylinder. Cap is right there. Just take a rag and wipe the cap off. You don't want any dust or anything to get in there. Normally, the body of the reservoir is pretty clear and you can see the level, but this one is a little bit old. It's a little foggy, so it's kind of hard to see. You can take the cap off and check inside the cap, and you can see brake fluid. It's a little bit dirty right there, so you would add some.

Generally, it says what kind of fluid to use. This says DOT 4 Only, so you're going to only want to use DOT 4 brake fluid in this vehicle. Put the cap back on and you're good to go.

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