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Well it's finally together.  All the brakes stuff that is.  New front calipers, new rear cylinders and hopefully a master cylinder that dosn't leak.
Next step is bleeding.  Then adjust.
Went to my local auto parts store and picked up what appeared to be the correct stuff, but is it?  Valvoline SYN Power Full Synthetic brake fluid.  Says it exceeds DOT3 & DOT4 and good to 500 degrees F.
Anybody have an opinion about synthetic brake fluids?
Thanks,
Clif
Did a little self research, and while I am still a bit confused I have decided to take the stuff back and get DOT4.  If you are curious about why read this: http://www.xs11.com/tips/maintenance/maint1.shtml  It is everything you thought you wanted to know about brake fluids and more.  Good stuff
Clif

Last edited on 06-08-2007 06:29 am by timeforwalkies

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I've had good luck with it.

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Read this. http://www.xs11.com/tips/maintenance/maint1.shtml   I am sure you are OK, but read anyway so you know why.  Thanks for the reply.

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Valvoline SYN Power Full Synthetic is DOT 4.  It is not silicone based which is DOT 5. 

I've used it in all my cars with no problems.

 

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OK>>>OK
I just got off the phone with Valvoline.  They say it is the same as DOT3 and DOT4 only better.  They woudn't tell me what the synthetic is, but that is what makes it better and work for both DOT3 and DOT4 and work at higher temperatures.
They say it has no negative effects on seals, older or newer.

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My Jensen manual states to only use Dot 3 brake fluid, or an equivalent

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Not sure if DOT 5.1 is available over there - it's fully compatible with DOT 3&4 but has a much higher boiling point. Note that DOT 5 is not compatible and will destroy your seals. Have a look at the following article.
http://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/resources/faq/difference-between-dot4-and-dot51-brake-fluid/

Gordon



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