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Old 12-04-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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read about it in the sticky and it says oem brake fluid, does it really matter what type of brake fluid you put in there? like will autozone brake fluid work or would you guys suggest a better quality, and how much fluid will i need? my car is 30k miles on it so i doing complete system flush

looking to getting it changed at a local shop called jims tire man anyone know if all shops use about the same brake fluid?

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Old 12-04-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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I don't think I would get cheap brake fluid, like the in house store brand. Usually the cheaper the fluid the lower the boiling point. There are other options that are locally available and at a decent price.

A lot of people use Motul and other fairly expensive fluids in street cars. I don't see the need. It might be a bit overkill. If you don't track the car or anything you might want to try Valvoline's Synthetic Dot 4+ fluid. You can get it at most autoparts stores. It seems to be nice compromise between something like the Motul and a standard or OE fluid. I have been using it in all my cars for some time now without problems. I autocross a little and I drive pretty hard on mountain roads frequently. With the way I drive, I don't see a need to order a better fluid.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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thanks for the info, do yuo know how many bottles i will need to do the flush?
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As long as you don't end up wasting a whole lot a quart should do the trick.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:59 AM   #5
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there are seveal good, cheap brake fluids

the Valvoline synthetic DOT4 is likely the best bang for the buck...a quart is under $10

a step up would be Ate 200 and Ate Super blue(same product, one colored blue, one not) is another good, inexpensive choice
http://www.raceshopper.com/brake_fluid.shtml
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ATB SB Ftw.
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