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 Post subject: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:35 am 
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can i use dot 4 in my G10B - Suzuki Cultus, after draining dot3 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:06 am 
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Use what is recommended unless you are going to use it in extreme conditions. Then you should do more research. That means you should be posting this question in maybe "track talk"

We need more info on your vehicle usage. Are you abusing your car?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 am 
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well not abusing it, just like to upgrade it, The car has a mileage of 27000 km. I have a concern if the piston seals (master cylinder), caliper will hold it.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
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How much driving are you doing in a day? What kind of temps are you operating in? Whats your daily highs and lows? Do you spend most of your time in stop and go traffic? These are all things that affect individual needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
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daily driven around 30 km, and once a month goes to 300 km which is separate from the 30 km daily.
temp is around 30 to 40 degree in summers.
not so much time in traffic.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:46 am 
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Use what is recommended on the fill cap


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:39 pm 
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cap says dot "3", May i know why not DOT 4 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
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Because you don't require it.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:32 pm 
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hasan wrote:
cap says dot "3", May i know why not DOT 4 ?


the materials from which the braking system rubber parts are made have changed with newer cars which requires the use of dot 4 or dot 5 brake fluid formulations.

using brake fluids other than those for which the car's brakes were designed to use can actually ruin the rubber seals in the brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and calipers.

the wrong oil might swell the rubber or turn it so brittle that it breaks apart. either way the brakes can be ruined by using an oil that is incompatible with the rubber bits. :blackeye:

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Oil
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:47 am 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
hasan wrote:
cap says dot "3", May i know why not DOT 4 ?


the materials from which the braking system rubber parts are made have changed with newer cars which requires the use of dot 4 or dot 5 brake fluid formulations.

using brake fluids other than those for which the car's brakes were designed to use can actually ruin the rubber seals in the brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and calipers.

the wrong oil might swell the rubber or turn it so brittle that it breaks apart. either way the brakes can be ruined by using an oil that is incompatible with the rubber bits. :blackeye:

Thank you, this is what i was looking for, I will do more search on it.

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