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Series 2 Brake fluid ?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by cornish rattler, Aug 16, 2019.

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  1. cornish rattler

    cornish rattler Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys
    Just want to know what brake fluid to use on an S2a please :)
     
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    Dot 4 the brand is up to you. Dot 4 is back wards compatible.
     
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    Agreed, just wasted a lot of time on this and the answer is DOT4. Same chemistry as DOT3 but higher boiling point. Do not go to numbers such as DOT 4.1 or 5, they are very different. DOT 3 ok but not common, DOT 4 best.
     
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    If yours is a completely new system which has not had dot4 in you could go synthetic which i think is dot5
     
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    I would not use DOT 5. it is more compressible and gives a spongy pedal, most DOT 4 is now synthetic and its easy to get. DOT 5 is silicone and can't be mixed so you are stuck with it. DOT 4 can be mixed with DOT 3 (it just behaves like DOT 3 then).
     
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    Thanks guys i bled the breaks up yesterday using DOT4 ;):D
     
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