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DOT3 or DOT4 Brake Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 84Hilux, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    84Hilux

    84Hilux [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to install stainless brake lines this weekend and do a brake system flush. Just looking for opinions on using Dot 4 instead of Dot 3 fluid. I think they are compatible if mixed and I want to flush out as much of the old Dot 3 as possible.

    Other than it costs about $1.00 more for Dot 4 is there a reason not to use it? Seems like the only difference is higher braking temps possible with Dot 4.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    84Hilux

    84Hilux [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Yeah, that's what I thought. Thanks for the input.
     
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