View single post by jgreen
 Posted: 12-17-2008 02:21 am
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Joined: 01-28-2007
Posts: 58
Art is right, go with what he recommends. Don't put in the DOT 5 stuff. When I got my car, it had DOT 5 and I cringed as soon as I saw the Purple fluid in the reservoir because it is complelely incompatable with anything else and it ridiculously expensive.  Changing from DOT 5 to DOT 4 or 3 requires a complete brake rebuild including new brake lines. When the slightest amount of DOT 5 gets mixed with DOT4 or DOT3 it turns into molasses. The performance is OK but I think for maintenance and cost.... stick with the DOT4 and you can just change it more often ( it cheap compared to DOT5) and you won't have to really worry about condensation when it is changed regularly.