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draining the brake fluid (850)

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Re: draining the brake fluid (850)

Post by [email protected] » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:21 pm

zhenya wrote:
claymore850 wrote:The 850 uses ATE DOT4 (amber colour) , the ATE Blues looks better, but is DOT3....
ATE Super Blue is DOT 4.
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Super Blue.jpg
In addition, the ATE amber fluid has the same specs as the blue and is also DOT4 per the ATE US web site:

http://www.ate-na.com/generator/www/us/ ... fo_us.html
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Re: draining the brake fluid (850)

Post by Volgrrr » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:38 pm

zhenya wrote:
claymore850 wrote:The 850 uses ATE DOT4 (amber colour) , the ATE Blues looks better, but is DOT3....
ATE Super Blue is DOT 4.
I wholeheartedly agree.

Here in Australia, DOT 4 is a greeny blue colour while the last tin of DOT 3 brake fluid I bought a few years back had a reddish tinge to it.


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Re: draining the brake fluid (850)

Post by Red-Arrow » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:22 am

I could only find DOT 3 locally. made by Prestone, its claims is synthetic but is it? I thought Synthetic brake fluids were all DOT5 or 4 not 3?


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