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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 22nd, 2008, 10:14 am Thread Starter
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Local auto store has DOT 4 fluid break but only synthetic, is that what I need for my 02 LTC
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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:25 am
 
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I will be interested in what others have to say. I just put Dot 4 synthetic in mine because the auto store said thats the only way its made.
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As long as it isn't "silicone" you should be fine.

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I put synthetic in mine over a year ago and have seen no adverse effects. The auto parts store also had no name non-synthetic.
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I've run DOT 4 full Synthetic for 2 years now with no problems. Now I did have a brake line rupture but it not from the fluid , it was just old!

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Re: DOt 4 question

I have been using Valvoline synthetic in all my vehicles because it is readily available and I only need one bottle on the shelf except for the harleys with silicone fluid that my buddies have. They have to bring their own. This is the spec sheet from Ashland oil (valvoline)


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A PRODUCT OF THE VALVOLINE COMPANY A DIVISION OF ASHLAND INC.
VALVOLINE SYNTHETIC DOT 3 & 4 BRAKE FLUID
Exceeds DOT 3 & DOT 4 Specifications
For disc, drum or ABS brake systems
Dry boiling point exceeds 500F
Valvoline's Synpower High Performance Brake Fluid is recommended for all ABS, drum or disc brake systems which specify either DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. Its premium low moisture formulation with a dry equilibrium reflux boiling point greater than 500F provides superior performance even under severe conditions. As brakes generate heat, brake fluid must remain liquid, without boiling to operate properly. Valvoline Synpower High Performance Brake Fluid is compatible with conventional brake fluid and meets SAE J1703, FMVSS No. 116 and DOT 4 specifications.1. Follow vehicle manufacturer's recommendations when adding brake fluid.
2. Keep brake fluid clean and dry. Contamination with dirt, water or petroleum products may result in brake failure or costly repairs.
3. Store brake fluid only in its original container. Keep container clean and tightly closed to prevent absorption of moisture.
4. Do not refill or reuse container.
Technical Data:
Appearance
Pale, Yellow Liquid
Dry ERBP F
503
Wet ERBP F
343
Viscosity @ -40C
1800 max
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I will be interested in what others have to say. I just put Dot 4 synthetic in mine because the auto store said thats the only way its made.
I just put DOT 4 in mine and as long as it isn't mixed with DOT5 you should be fine. Silicone DOT5 doesn't get along with DOT4 or DOT3 very well.

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