General Maintenance & Repairs - brake fluid
03-08-2010, 04:59 PM
so here is a question i have been wanting a answear to
if i were to replace my brake lines and brakes and master can i run a higher dot rated fluid like dot 10 and the same goes for my slave with my clutch
any input would help alot
03-08-2010, 10:34 PM
...there is no dot 10 fluid? :secret2:
besides its not the hardware that matters so much, its just what fluid is already in it that matters, dont mix fluids. that said I doubt you will want to buy a new abs unit (even if you can find one thats new and empty of fluid)
03-09-2010, 06:26 PM
the car does not have abs and is a drag car so i am replacing everything lines and all
03-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Stick with the stock fluids for the braking system. The wrong fluids can cause the rubber parts to fail prematurely.
03-09-2010, 09:43 PM
the reason i was asking this was if everything is aftermarket and new lines hoeses ect why could you not put in a higher dot rated fluid in
i was just curious since i do know the higher rated dot brake fluid has a higher boiling point
03-09-2010, 11:09 PM
There are DOT3, DOT4, DOT5 specs... each having higher boiling points...
But beware, DOT5 is partly compressible (I am told due to it being silicone based)...
so use DOT4.
03-10-2010, 12:16 AM
i thought there is a higher one also that i seen in jegs for road racing
03-10-2010, 12:38 PM
you're thinking of DOT 5.1
03-10-2010, 06:25 PM
thanks for the info
03-10-2010, 06:56 PM
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