Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Checking the brake/clutch fluid level

  • Seek qualified assistance immediately if brake pedal travel is unusually long, or if there is any significant loss of brake fluid.

    Driving under such conditions could result in extended stopping distances or complete brake failure.

  • Brake fluid is highly toxic - keep containers sealed and out of the reach of children. If accidental consumption of fluid is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.
  • If the fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water.
  • Brake fluid is highly inflammable.

    Do not allow brake fluid to come into contact with naked flames or other sources of ignition (e.g., a hot engine).

  • Do not drive the vehicle with the fluid level below the MIN mark.

If the quantity of fluid in the brake reservoir drops below the recommended level, a red warning lamp in the Instrument panel will illuminate.

Note: If the warning lamp illuminates while the vehicle is being driven, stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits by gently applying the brakes. Check and top up the fluid level, if necessary

With the vehicle on level ground, check the fluid level at least every week (more frequently in high mileage or arduous operating conditions).

Checking the brake/clutch fluid level

  1. Remove the relevant under bonnet cover.
  2. Clean the brake fluid reservoir and the filler cap before removing, to prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
  3. Remove the reservoir filler cap by rotating counter-clockwise.
  4. Check the brake fluid reservoir level.

    The level should be between the MIN and the MAX marks.

Note: The fluid level may drop slightly during normal use, as a result of brake pad wear, but should not be allowed to drop below the MIN mark.

TOPPING UP THE BRAKE/ CLUTCH FLUID

  • Always use brake fluid which has the correct specification.
  • Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. Soak up any spillage with an absorbent cloth immediately, and wash the area with a mixture of car shampoo and water.
  • Only use new fluid from an airtight container (fluid from open containers or fluid previously bled from the system, will have absorbed moisture, which will adversely affect performance, and must not be used).
  • Do not top up the brake fluid to the maximum mark unless the brake pads have been renewed. If unsure, seek qualified assistance.
  1. Top up the brake fluid reservoir to at least the minimum mark.
  2. Refit the brake fluid reservoir filler cap by rotating clockwise.
  3. Refit the under bonnet cover

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