DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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jphoenix
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DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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My new to me FV has Girling masters and I've disassembled the brake system, now it's time to refill and bleed and have no clue what type fluid is suitable. DOT 3, or DOT 4 or can I use my vast supply of ATE blue?

Thanks.
Jim Phoenix
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Re: DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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Jim,
FWIW, I use Valvoline Synthetic DOT4.
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp ... 7AodqXYAag

Never had a problem (related to brake fluid :lol: )
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Re: DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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Thanks Steve!
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Re: DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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Be sure to purge all non-synthetic from system prior to adding new stuff. Just a precaution.
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Re: DOT 3 or DOT 4?

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Ok, thanks Brian.
Jim Phoenix
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