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Old 10-23-2005, 07:48 AM
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what brake fluid?

I am in the process or putting disk brakes on my 57. Should I use Dot3 or4 or should I use Dot5 brake fluid.

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Iwould use Dot 3
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If you are changing all components in brake system,you can go to DOT5.Otherwise,stick with DOT3 or 4.DOT3 and DOT4 are compatible when used together,but DOT5 when added to a system with ANY DOT3 or 4 will react and degrade rubber components in the brake system.

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The only reason to use DOT5 is if this is going to be a show car and you are worried about the DOT3/4 messing up your under hood paint.

If you have headers near where your brake lines are routed or drive the car very hard DOT4 would be called for. Other wise DOT3 will work just fine.

At any rate DOT3/4 should be changed out once every 1-2 years because it absorbs moisture from the air which reduces its boiling temperature.
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Hey thanks for the input.
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