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Old 05-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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What type of Brake Fluid to use

Ok, lots of threads dealing with the need to change brake fluid, but not much mention of what type of fluid. I saw one post indicating DOT 3 synthetic. What is the best replacement fluid to use?

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Opinions vary but either DOT 3 or 4 will work [think our 2003 came with DOT 3 but DOT 4 is advertised as being better for disc brake heating issues. Seems pretty much all brake fluid is now "synthetic."
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DOT 3 or 4. Most brands are synthetic. Don't use DOT 5 !
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Redlands Truck Service used Valvoline Premium Synthetic Brake Fluid in mine two year ago when they our brake flush, and it has worked fine.
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The Redlands recommendation carries a lot of weight with me..

I will only repeat one of the warnings. There are basically TWO types of brake fluid (It appears DOT-5 is the other type) and they do not mix well, in fact never mix them at all.

3 or 4 sholud do, And I'd listen to what Redlands used, those folks know RV's well..
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