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Repsol Brake Fluid Color #5104314 05/13/19 02:25 PM
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So I have a repsol DOT brake fluid and it seems to be dark brown in color in the bottle.

But bottle is sealed, any idea if it should be good and usable?

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Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5104332 05/13/19 02:46 PM
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How old is it? If you've had it awhile, toss it. You can get new brake fluid at a decent price.

If it's not too old, it's ok to use. Brake fluid can be clear, amber, or anything in between smile

Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5104335 05/13/19 02:52 PM
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If it is truly DOT fluid then 49 CFR § 571.116 - Standard No. 116 dictates:

S5.1.14 Fluid color.Brake fluid and hydraulic system mineral oil shall be of the color indicated:

DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1 non-SBBF - colorless to amber.
DOT 5 SBBF - purple.
Hydraulic system mineral oil - green.

Dark brown is not generally considered the same as "amber".


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Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5104346 05/13/19 03:02 PM
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Yeah, I'll open the bottle and check, might have to toss out.


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Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5104488 05/13/19 05:48 PM
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I've always wondered how the brake fluid in my Mazda that is factory but older than the fluid in my truck still looks and Amber while the newer fluid in my truck has turned dark.


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Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5104633 05/13/19 08:29 PM
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What does, "Synthetic brake fluid designed for motorcycle hydraulic systems" mean. What difference is there between brake fluid for motorcycles and cars? And $8 for half a liter? Valvoline Dot4 is $6 a whole liter at Advance when on sale.

Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: kschachn] #5104683 05/13/19 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
If it is truly DOT fluid then 49 CFR § 571.116 - Standard No. 116 dictates:

S5.1.14 Fluid color.Brake fluid and hydraulic system mineral oil shall be of the color indicated:

DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1 non-SBBF - colorless to amber.
DOT 5 SBBF - purple.
Hydraulic system mineral oil - green.

Dark brown is not generally considered the same as "amber".


Most hydraulic system fluids for steering and transmissions is red in American cars. European power steering fluid is green.


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Re: Repsol Brake Fluid Color [Re: maverickfhs] #5106239 05/15/19 06:33 PM
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kschachn,

Thanks, I did not know that DOT 5 is purple.


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