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What kind of brake fluid should i use with my 97 xj6L, I have dot 3 in the garage is that safe to use?

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Yes, DOT 3 or DOT 4.

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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
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another site that has an explanation of the DOT ratings for brake fluids is>brake fluid
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it is more expensive and good practice will require the complete flushing of the system
I suggest that you read the tccoa site as it has a good explanation and offers a clear understanding of the DOT system
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The filler cap and manual both specify DOT 3--"Delco Supreme 11" or equivalent.
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.
Dry Boiling point 374 401 446 500
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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!
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