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Brake fluid #357839 Dec 24, 7:52am Dec 24, 7:52am
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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

Re: Brake fluid [Re: simonw] #357840 Dec 24, 8:18am Dec 24, 8:18am
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Uhhh whoa.. I never noticed that?? you serious confused

Re: Brake fluid [Re: RookieGTS] #357841 Dec 24, 12:06pm Dec 24, 12:06pm
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i used super blue. some type of german brand thats popular with BMW owners. its a street/track formula.


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Re: Brake fluid [Re: Kim] #357842 Dec 24, 1:13pm Dec 24, 1:13pm
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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?

Re: Brake fluid [Re: RookieGTS] #357843 Dec 24, 5:19pm Dec 24, 5:19pm
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brake fluid is brake fluid, no difference.


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Re: Brake fluid [Re: Polykarb] #357844 Dec 24, 5:35pm Dec 24, 5:35pm
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i agree.. brake fluid is brake fluid... just make sure it does not say "not recommended for ABS"... lol


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Re: Brake fluid [Re: JettaMan] #357845 Dec 24, 7:52pm Dec 24, 7:52pm
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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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Re: Brake fluid [Re: Kim] #357846 Dec 24, 10:27pm Dec 24, 10:27pm
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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.

Re: Brake fluid [Re: hephaestus] #357847 Dec 25, 3:23pm Dec 25, 3:23pm
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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!

Re: Brake fluid [Re: SeeULater] #357848 Dec 25, 3:59pm Dec 25, 3:59pm
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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.

Re: Brake fluid [Re: stefanoc] #357849 Dec 25, 6:03pm Dec 25, 6:03pm
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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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Re: Brake fluid [Re: Polykarb] #357850 Dec 25, 8:46pm Dec 25, 8:46pm
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I think every car is dot 3 dot 5 is for bikes!

Re: Brake fluid [Re: SeeULater] #357851 Dec 26, 4:50am Dec 26, 4:50am
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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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Re: Brake fluid [Re: Elec-FuYu] #357852 Dec 26, 7:15am Dec 26, 7:15am
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So you mean a brake fluid that say "DOT3 or DOT4" are suitable for our celi confused

Re: Brake fluid [Re: simonw] #357853 Dec 27, 7:20am Dec 27, 7:20am
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No just Dot 3 will be sufficient

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