DoT 3/4/5/5.1

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DoT 3/4/5/5.1

Postby cliff » Fri 20.07.2012, 22:02

I was talking about new brake pipes with a brake specialist today, he recommended after changing the pipes, use DoT 5, apparently many people driving classics use it. I was a bit surprised so had a quick trawl on the internet. Found these:

http://www.american-auto-club.co.uk/aac ... show&id=70

http://stoptech.com/technical-support/t ... rake-fluid

http://www.type34.com/library/26-techni ... anical/584

It would seem from these articles that if you are installing a completely rebuilt brake system, with components assembled using DoT 5, then DoT 5 is OK.

Otherwise, as has been said many times on this forum, stick to the recommended stuff. The thought of sludge in my brake system does not fill me with confidence.
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