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Getting ready to flush my brake system. Just wondering what is the best type to use? Thanks Bob
 

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Any Dot 4 will work. I don't like the Valvoline. It is the same color as the rear resevior so over pour happens because you can't see contrast between the resevior and the fluid. Also the bottle makes it hard to pour into the rear resevior.

Because of all that, I get the Honda fluid. The color is much darker and the bottle neck is long so it can be porn in easy.
 

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What do you have open in your other window? LOL
LOL ... sorry ... it should read ... "the bottle neck is long so it is easy to pour."
 

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It comes with DOT 4 form the factory. However, I flushed mine this past spring. I used DOT 5.1. It's a little salty, but has a higher boiling point.
 

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Hmmmm. I wonder what Dr. Freud would have to say about that, Greg. lol

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I use Valvoline synthetic DOT 3&4 fluid and like it.
Some here on the site have stated a clear fluid is hard to detect in the reservouirs. I don't think so. I like the fluid to be clear so I can see the moment it begins to cloud even though I still flush them on a regular schedule.
 

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My fluid is never porn from the bottle when I do my brakes. I have a measured container into which I have porn my fluid to match the capacity of the reservoir into which the fluid is porn so it won't overflow.
 

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My fluid is never porn from the bottle when I do my brakes. I have a measured container into which I have porn my fluid to match the capacity of the reservoir into which the fluid is porn so it won't overflow.
Boy! He's not going to hear the end of this for a while, is he?
 

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I use Valvoline synthetic DOT 3&4 fluid and like it.
Some here on the site have stated a clear fluid is hard to detect in the reservouirs. I don't think so. I like the fluid to be clear so I can see the moment it begins to cloud even though I still flush them on a regular schedule.

:agree: I have also found the Valvoline to stay clearer for longer than other brake fluids I have bought & put in my cars. The only problem I had was not paying close enough attention to the fluid level & letting it suck air when doing the clutch with the mityvac so got to do it a second time & used more fluid than I needed to.
 

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I'm now using ATE Super Blue brake fluid. It's dyed blue, so that you can easily see when the old fluid has been replaced by fresh fluid. On the next flush, just use regular (clear) fluid. ATE also makes a gold-colored fluid, but I think there's enough of a difference between blue and clear that I won't bother with the gold fluid.

The color difference makes it easy to see when you've flushed all of the old fluid through the system.
 
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