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simonw
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Dec 24, 8:52am - #357839 
Brake fluid

What the best brake fluid for our celica? Cuz I been recommended to use dot3 Valvoline but I notice the back say "Not recommended for ABS Brake" confused

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Dec 24, 9:18am - #357840 
Uhhh whoa.. I never noticed that?? you serious confused

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Dec 24, 1:06pm - #357841 
i used super blue. some type of german brand thats popular with BMW owners. its a street/track formula.


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Dec 24, 2:13pm - #357842 
Originally Posted by Kim
i used super blue. some type of german brand thats popular with BMW owners. its a street/track formula.


where can you pick up some kim?

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Dec 24, 6:19pm - #357843 
brake fluid is brake fluid, no difference.


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Dec 24, 6:35pm - #357844 
i agree.. brake fluid is brake fluid... just make sure it does not say "not recommended for ABS"... lol


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Dec 24, 8:52pm - #357845 
usually tuner shops carry it, i got mine from GT fabrications. try gtfabrications.com they should be able to ship it to you.


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Dec 24, 11:27pm - #357846 
I have Dot 5. I don't know what that means and I haven't used it.
The Celica manual has all the information you need. If you are not using performance pads, or rotors, or brake lines go with what's in the white book only.
Brake fluid is not just brake fluid. No where as bad as saying anti freeze is just anti freeze, but the same.

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Dec 25, 4:23pm - #357847 
You are really not supposed to mix different brake fluids as far as dot 3 and dot 5. If you are going to make a switch you should clear the entire system otherwise putting better fluid in wont do anything different. The difference between dot 3 and dot 5 is that dot 5 is a fully silicone formula. dot 5 is really made for motorcycles but works in a car if you clear all the present fluid out. dot 3 is dot 3 there is no better brand it is all the same thing!

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Dec 25, 4:59pm - #357848 
dude just get the brake fluid from toyota dealership i suppose or else just add wutever recommends, wut do our cars take dot4?
plus you never really need to add any brake fluid unless theres a leak going on.

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Dec 25, 7:03pm - #357849 
Originally Posted by stefanoc
dude just get the brake fluid from toyota dealership i suppose or else just add wutever recommends, wut do our cars take dot4?
plus you never really need to add any brake fluid unless theres a leak going on.


Our cars are DOT3 fluid. Most cars are DOT 3.


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Dec 25, 9:46pm - #357850 
I think every car is dot 3 dot 5 is for bikes!

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Dec 26, 5:50am - #357851 
i think there are DOT4. go with it.

DOT3 and DOT4 can interchange.
but DOT3/4 and DOT5 can not interchange.


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Dec 26, 8:15am - #357852 
So you mean a brake fluid that say "DOT3 or DOT4" are suitable for our celi confused

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Dec 27, 8:20am - #357853 
No just Dot 3 will be sufficient

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