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simonw
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simonw Dec 24, 3:52pm - #357839 
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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
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RookieGTS Dec 24, 4:18pm - #357840 

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Uhhh whoa.. I never noticed that?? you serious confused
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Kim Dec 24, 8:06pm - #357841 
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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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RookieGTS Dec 24, 9:13pm - #357842 

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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?
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Polykarb Dec 25, 1:19am - #357843 

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brake fluid is brake fluid, no difference.

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JettaMan Dec 25, 1:35am - #357844 

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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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Kim Dec 25, 3:52am - #357845 
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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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hephaestus Dec 25, 6:27am - #357846 
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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.
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SeeULater Dec 25, 11:23pm - #357847 
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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!
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stefanoc Dec 25, 11:59pm - #357848 

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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.
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Polykarb Dec 26, 2:03am - #357849 

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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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SeeULater Dec 26, 4:46am - #357850 
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I think every car is dot 3 dot 5 is for bikes!
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Elec-FuYu Dec 26, 12:50pm - #357851 
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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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simonw Dec 26, 3:15pm - #357852 
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So you mean a brake fluid that say "DOT3 or DOT4" are suitable for our celi confused
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SeeULater Dec 27, 3:20pm - #357853 
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No just Dot 3 will be sufficient
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