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Best Brake Fluid DOT3 #2894097
02/03/13 04:16 PM
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Realtech214 Offline OP
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hey guys, Wondering what brand of brake fluid people like to use. Supertech any good? I will never use their motor oil, what about brakes?


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894111
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There motor oil isnt terrible, spend the extra $1 and get Prestone or Valvoline.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894125
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Supertech is probably made by one of the major suppliers, and because every DOT3 brake fluid must meet the same standards their isn't going to be a big different between them, I'd trust it.

Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894147
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Use it, its fine. Brake fluid is brake fluid, they're all synthetic and meet the requirements listed on the bottle. Hard to tell the difference.

Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894192
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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: randomhero439] #2894301
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Originally Posted By: randomhero439
There motor oil isnt terrible, spend the extra $1 and get Prestone or Valvoline.


^^ This

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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894315
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i like valvoline have been using it for years with no problems..


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894321
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The best DOT 3 fluid is DOT 4 fluid.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2894412
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Prestone or Valvoline


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2895038
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Genuine GM fluid, as it has a special long life additive unique to GM.

Note that there is no published recommendation on most GM cars or trucks for brake fluid flush. That's a clue.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2895180
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I hear Motorcraft's DOT 3 fluid has the highest boiling point of any non racing .3 fluid,
500 IIRC.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: michaelluscher] #2895188
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Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
I hear Motorcraft's DOT 3 fluid has the highest boiling point of any non racing .3 fluid,
500 IIRC.


You are correct. I sell a lot of it to road racers who use it just for that reason.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2895300
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Well...the DOT brake fluid specs are minimums. Some brands exceed the minimums. The Ford brake fluid has a higher dry boiling point, so it is great for racers who change their brake fluid often. It has a mediocre wet boiling point. It is no benefit for those of us who change the fluid every two years or longer or never. DOT4 fluid is a slightly different chemical composition (that's how they get the higher wet boiling point) and might be incompatible with the elastomers in some brake systems. I suspect that DOT4 caused the seals on my Toyota master cylinder to fail before its time.




Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Realtech214] #2895348
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Wearever is BOGO at Advance right now. Just get that, fluid is fluid as far as the average car is concerned. I got 4 quarts last month on that BOGO deal and thoroughly flushed my Explorer's system.


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Re: Best Brake Fluid DOT3 [Re: Loobed] #2895597
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Originally Posted By: Loobed


The best DOT 3 fluid is DOT 4 fluid.



+1. Why buy dot 3 when dot 4 is only slightly more and has a higher wet boiling point?


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