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Brake Fluid Identification ?
« on: April 07, 2021, 07:24:37 PM »


Is there a way to identify what kind of brake fluid you already have in the car ?

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Re: Brake Fluid Identification ?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 08:03:59 PM »
Yes if you take a small amount & add water , DOT 3 & 4 will mix , alcohol based , DOT 5 is silicon based & will not mix  .
 I always use DOT 5 in cars I rebuild as it will not affect paint , use DOT 4 over DOT 3 if you are using either as DOT 4 has a higher boiling point .
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Re: Brake Fluid Identification ?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 08:02:02 PM »
Yes if you take a small amount & add water , DOT 3 & 4 will mix , alcohol based , DOT 5 is silicon based & will not mix  .
 I always use DOT 5 in cars I rebuild as it will not affect paint , use DOT 4 over DOT 3 if you are using either as DOT 4 has a higher boiling point .

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