Thread: Brake Fluid
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #19
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Default Re: Brake Fluid

DOT 5 is Silicon based, and CANNOT be mixed with other fluids. It also does not absorb water, so it can be a good choice for something that sits in storage for long periods of time.

DOT 3 is basic brake fluid.
DOT 4 is the synthetic version of DOT 3, and can be mixed with it.

I don't know enough about DOT 5.1 to give rock solid advice.

I ran DOT 5 in my mustang for a few decades. Never had a problem.
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