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DOT 4 has a higher boiling point than DOT 3 with all other properties being relatively the same. It shouldn't hurt anything, but as always I would recommend using exactly what the manufacturer calls for.

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SOURCE: Can I use DOT 4 brake fluid in a 1998 Ford Fiesta

Yes it is good for your car.

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1 How does one remove the right cv axle. 2 Our garages does not sell dot 3 break fluid anymore. Can i use dot 4 break fluid and must the system be flushed before changing to dot4???


Systems designed for a particular type of fluid ( especially prior to the wide distribution and use of DIT 4 fluids ) should continue to be filled with that fluid
for example in a car that was delivered with DOT 3 fluid , the internal components of the system ( seals , brake hoses, and fitting for example ) were specifically designed and tested for compatibility with the chemical composition of DOT 3 fluid
Because DOT 4 fluid typically contains a different chemical composition, compatibility of system components may be an issue
-- extract from stopcheck--high performance brake systems--
another site that has an explanation of the DOT ratings for brake fluids is www.tccoa.com>brake fluid
Basically DOT 4 will replace DOT 3
it is more expensive and good practice will require the complete flushing of the system
THE ONLY BRAKE FLUID THAT CANNOT BE USED IS DOT 5 AS IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBERS AND SYSTEM
I suggest that you read the tccoa site as it has a good explanation and offers a clear understanding of the DOT system
Lastly ,if you still have doubts the shop you should be talking to is an accredited brake specialist shop , not your local mechanic that has a limited knowledge of and relies on the sales pitch of the fluid manufacturer

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Can I use DOT 4 brake fluid?


dot 4 brake fluid is suitable to top up all dot specified brake fluids
the dot fluids are glycol based fluids are are used widely in the transport industry
the are controlled standards issue by the department of transport (DOT) your car will not be using dot 5 fluid
the main differences between the dot standards is the boiling points of the fluids
for example dot 3 wet boiling point is 140c-284f
dot 4------------------------------------------155c-311f
dot5--------------------------------------------180c-356f
dot5.1------------------------------------------190c-374f
a brake fluid compatibility chart shows the following
dot 3 with dot 3, dot 4 NOT dot 5 , dot 5.1
dot 4 compatible with dot3 dot4 NOT dot5 , dot 5.1
dot 5 Not Compatible with dot3,dot4, dot5.1
dot5.1 compatible with dot 3,dot4 dot5.1 not compatible with dot5
refe to site epicbleedsolutions.com for references
for any other information as to why boiling points are the main factors and why brake fluid should be changed on a regular basis go google and type in ---brake fluid dot specifications and compatibility--- and there are many informative sites available

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Brake fluid


CHECK ON THE FILLER CAP OF THE BRAKES MASTER CYLINDER STATES WHAT HOT POINT BRAKE FLUID YOU HAVE TO USE .( DOT 4,DOT3,DOT5.1 ETC )

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Can a nissan primera 2005 use dot 3 and dot 4 brake fluid


The standard brake fluid for your car is dot 3. This is the best for your car. Dot 4 is a higher standard brake fluid for newer car makes. I don't see any advantages of dot 4 your 2005' car. Other fact is dot 4 is more expensive than dot 3.

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What kinds of brake fluid for a manual 1996 Ford Windstar?


DOT 3 or DOT 4 are sufficent for your application.

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Not sure where to add brake fluid


LOOK UNDER THE HOOD LOOK FOR POWER BRAKE BOOSTER.ON FIREWALL ON DRIVER SIDE.YOU WILL SEE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER BOLTED TO THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER UNIT. POWER BRAKE BOOSTER LOOK LIKE A LARGE METAL BOWL.YOU WILL SEE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WITH A PLASTIC RESERVOIR WITH A COVER SAY BRAKE FLUID THATS WHERE YOU ADD YOUR BRAKE FLUID.

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What type of brake fluid goes in a 2000 chevrolet silverado


The filler cap and manual both specify DOT 3--"Delco Supreme 11" or equivalent.
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Lets look at what the DOT ratings mean. The table below shows the MINIMUM wet and dry boiling points for DOT 2, 3, 4, and 5 brake fluid in degrees fahrenheit.
DOT 2 DOT 3 DOT 4 DOT 5
Dry Boiling point 374 401 446 500
Wet boiling point 284 311 356

The DOT 2 spec is for drum brakes and is obsolete. If you have any DOT 2 in your garage, throw it away!
DOT 5 is for silicone brake fluid. Silicone brake fluid (DOT 5) should be avoided because it is not compatible with regular brake fluid, it is hard to pour without introducing bubbles and thus results in soft pedal feel, and moisture still gets into your system and will pool in low areas like your calipers and encourage rapid corrosion. STAY AWAY!
That leaves DOT 3 and DOT 4 fluids. These fluids are compatible with each other and may be interchanged or mixed with no ill effects.
I haven't had any problems at that time adding Prestone DOT 4 to the original GM fluid.
Changing BRAKE FLUID is a MUST. Most dealers recomend at 60K scheduled maintenance service.
The industry standard is every 3 to 4 years for DOT 3 and every 2 years for DOT 4 under normal driving conditions.

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What type of brake fluid should I put in my 07 tribeca? I bought a synthetic DOT 4, but the cap says a DOT 3


You can use either DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.

Both are compatible but the DOT 4 fluid has the higher boiling point and is the better fluid to use.

(You cannot use the DOT 5 silicone fluid in your vehicle).

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Can anyone add brake fluid to the truck? is there


There is nothing special to adding brake fluid. With the hood open on the drivers side on the firewall you should see the master cylinder. The cover is either a small round cap that will just spin off or a rectangular one that will pull off. Use DOT 3 fluid and fill. Make sure no dirt falls in.

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Why do i have to add break fluid offently in my carvan 2000


to keep your brakes working before buying fluid check the reseivoir top for the dot rating of your brake lines you can go up 1 point but not down eg if dot rating is 3 you can use 4 which is more available

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