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Old 06-26-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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What type of brake fluid do you recommend. I am going to change all u-joints, front rotors and pads in the next few days and im going to bleed my brake lines and fill with new fluid. Dot3, 4 or 5 ?
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I believe Chrysler reccomends DOT 3
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you can use DOT4 for DOT3 systems, but you cant use DOT3 for DOT4 systems.

DOT4 has a higher boiling point, so I would go with that over DOT3

doubt you will be doing alot of high speed hard braking so it wont matter much either way.
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^ This. So long as it's DOT 4, any name brand is fine.
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DOT 3 as original. Works fine.
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Basically Dot 3 or 4
or for the extremes dot 5.1
BUT DON'T GET DOT 5, its synthetic and if you use it, when you hit the brake the car will go faster!

haha jk
but don't use dot 5 its evil!
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Whatever you do, DON"T use motor oil
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Whatever you do, DON"T use motor oil
you have heard of someone actually using motor oil?
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The owners manual says to use dot3. Much of the brake fluid I see say approved for use in dot3 and dot4 systems. That is likely what you will find everywhere.
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you have heard of someone actually using motor oil?

Unfortunately, some were born with less brain cells than others. Working for a dealerships and a few independant auto shops you see all kinds of things.
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