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I was talking with a friend of mine tonight and mentioned that I needed to get some break fluid tommorow and said that I needed DOT 3 he suggested that even though the manual said DOT 3 i should use 4 or 5. This did not sound right to me but I figured I would ask... What is everyone elses opinion?
 

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It's called BRAKE fluid. Break fluid is the stuff you get all over your pants when something breaks.




You can use either DOT 3 or DOT 4. Most stores only sell DOT4 these days, it's backward compatible and an improvement over DOT3.



'stich, silicone fluid (DOT5) is a completely different topic, used mostly for racing, best avoided on any road vehicle. The new DOT 5.1 is backward compatible, but I haven't even seen the stuff on shelves yet. DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 are all glycol-based and can be mixed/matched.
 

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