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The Best Brake Fluid in the World and Why

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Brake fluid explained and which type is best for your car's brake system, DIY with Scotty Kilmer. DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid: https://amzn.to/2HsSkEf DOT 3 versus DOT 4 versus DOT 5.1 brake fluid, which is better? The history of brake fluid and what it's made of. Brake fluid review and why DOT 5.1 is the best. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years. Scotty Kilmer, gives you a chance to win a car product, by entering in this weekly giveaway. Mechanic Monday Official Rules: 1. The Mechanic Monday Giveaway will begin April 16th at 7 am CST and run for six days, ending on April 22nd at 9 am CST. 2. There will be one winner of one bottle of brake fluid valued at $12. 3. To enter, simply leave one non-offensive comment in the video below. 4. Only one comment per entrant is allowed and more than one comment will not increase your odds of winning. 5. Must be 18 years or old at the time of entering this giveaway OR have your parents’ permission. 6. This giveaway is open worldwide. 7. Any offensive, obscene, or lude comments will be ineligible to win the giveaway. 8. The odds of winning are based on how many people enter the giveaway. 9. The winner will be chosen at random. 10. The winner will receive a reply to their originally posted comment in the video and will also be announced in a newly posted comment by Scotty around Sunday 9 am CST. The winner will be required to respond to Scotty’s comment within 24 hours or their win will become void and a new winner will be chosen at random. 11. The winner will be required to give Scotty their full name and mailing address to receive the prize. 12. Entrants that use computers, programs, or any other means of cheating by adding additional comments through more than one account, will be ineligible to win the giveaway. 13. Standard mailing time from the win date and the date received, will depend on the winner’s geographic location. 14. This giveaway complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, including U.S. sanctions. 15. Entrants that do not comply with YouTube’s Community Guidelines will be disqualified: https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines 16. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with YouTube. Entrants are required to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this giveaway. 17. Privacy notice: any and all personal data collected from the entrants and winner will only be used to announce the giveaway winner. The winner’s full name and address will only be used to mail the giveaway prize to the winner and nothing else. If you do not agree to these terms, then do not enter the giveaway. ⬇️Things used in this video: 1. DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid: https://amzn.to/2HsSkEf 2. Common Sense 3. 4k Camera: https://amzn.to/2HkjavH 4. Camera Microphone: https://amzn.to/2Evn167 5. Camera Tripod: https://amzn.to/2Jwog8S 6. My computer for editing / uploading: https://amzn.to/2uUZ3lo 7. Video editing software: http://amzn.to/2jv5Fhf 8. Thumbnail software: http://amzn.to/2k7tz6C 🛠Check out my Garage to see what I use every day and highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/shop/scottykilmer ► Subscribe and hit the notification bell for all new videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/scottykilmer Scotty on Social: Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/scottymechanic/ Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/scotty_the_mechanic/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Scottymechanic?lang=en This is the people's automotive channel! Learn how to fix your car and how it works. Get a chance to show off your own car on Sundays. Or show off your own car mod on Wednesdays. Tool giveaways every Monday to help you with your own car projects. Or enter your own DIY car fix to compete in the best fix of the week contest every Thursday. We have a new video every day! I've been an auto mechanic for the past 50 years and I'm here to share my knowledge with you. Here's our weekly video schedule: Monday: Tool giveaway Tuesday: Auto repair video Wednesday: Viewers car mod show off Thursday: The Best Fix of the Week Contest AND Live podcast, car question and answer Friday: Auto repair video Saturday: Second Live podcast, car question and answer Sunday: Viewers car show off Scotty Kilmer is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program.
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Leo Wells (2 месяца назад)
Here’s my clean non offensive comment
Angel Benitez (2 дня назад)
I can't believe people have had something negative to say about you because of you demo I have learned a lot on today's cars back in day it was tac/dwell you and alone bring me up to speed on today's cars I have aces my Mechanics test just by watching your video reading on The Vehicle Working on and hands on experience thank you Brother
multi luxem (28 дней назад)
This comment itself is offensive lol
Mr Mysterious (1 месяц назад)
Lucky you
Scotty Kilmer (2 месяца назад)
Congratulations, you have won! Email me at: scotty.mechanic@gmail.com with your full name and address, so I can mail you this brake fluid! And thanks to all entrants, don't worry, there will be another giveaway this Monday!
Freedom First (5 часов назад)
Thanks again Scotty, your videos are really helpful and informative!
Aeneas C. Stamos (21 час назад)
I just let the ad play all the way through! I hope you got some cents for it Scotty. Respect man!
James Wiseman (1 день назад)
Learned lots about brake fluid!-Thanks!
Alexander Gonzalez (6 дней назад)
Thanks for the tricks of the trade; the education and the entertainment you are a great humanitarian, we love you scotty!
Daniel Vicent (6 дней назад)
Hey Scotty I Like All Your Videos Always informative and good advice I’ve worked on my car since I was in high school was the 96’ Acura Integra Save myself a lot of money and time had it for the last 12 years of her life keep her in good condition and do all the repairs myself
Dom Sandoval (6 дней назад)
Hey what’s up Scott I was wondering I have a 2012 GMC Yukon slt and wanted to know if I can put the 5.1 Dot and witch is the best brand
Remember Lindisfarne (7 дней назад)
Scotty should be on a TV show
Evy H (10 дней назад)
So clean
Greg Hansel (10 дней назад)
Thank you for all your advise
MrWalker1000 (11 дней назад)
motul is french. who would of thought the best stuff does not come from america. although idk why you hate german stuff germans have reputation for being the best engineers.
Gregorio Rosa (11 дней назад)
Your videos are amazing!!!
Micheal Adams (12 дней назад)
Thank you again for the info, education & entertainment Scotty!
Luciana Davis (12 дней назад)
I enjoy your videos. They're short and straight to the point. Thanks
Ui Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masri' and Sandage (12 дней назад)
Dot 5.1 is compatible with older cars. I did not know four and 5.1 were upgraded options. ~ suspected it would have been like transmission fluid F, Mercon 5, and all those others we are told never substitute.
Herpn Derpn (13 дней назад)
Dot 5. No other anwser. Abs is for people is who don't know how hard they can hit the brakes before locking up.
Visionery1 (13 дней назад)
Make sure to let the brake fluid in your hand stand for a week or so before using so the air can dissipate, you've shaken the hell out of it. :)
bcubed72 (13 дней назад)
DOT 5 sounds pretty awesome! I'd gladly give up ABS in order to have non-hygroscopic brake fluid.
Fernando Ramirez (14 дней назад)
Excellent advice on brake fluid.
The Nomad (14 дней назад)
Scotty, ur vids are a life saver! Thanks 🚗💨
ew1usnr (15 дней назад)
Dang. I never knew that there was a DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Thanks!
Tim Fosberg (17 дней назад)
Thanks Scooty
RanGer498 (17 дней назад)
you're giving away one dot 5.1 brake fluid and you're telling us its super expensive yet our traffic generates thousands of dollars to your page😂 stop being cheap give away 10 at the least .
kenekfour (19 дней назад)
Great advice thanks Scotty!
MWCCS989 (21 день назад)
Lots of misinformation here...  DOT 3/4/5.1 fluids must meet a minimum standard to be classified as such, as well as chemical makeup requirements.  There at DOT 3 fluids that exceed DOT 5.1 boiling point, but because of the chemical composition, cannot be classified as 5.1...  Not all fluids are created equal...just because it has a higher number doesn't automatically mean it's better.
Jerry Javier (22 дня назад)
Once again Scotty Kilmer simply put you are the man
Shanta Hsieh (23 дня назад)
I know more about diy from Avasva handbooks!
ISAAC HUERTA (26 дней назад)
How about harley scotty🤔
Samar Trivedi (27 дней назад)
East or West, Scotty is the best :)
dosmastrify (28 дней назад)
I thought to werent supposed to mix brake fluid... Like ever
Dalas Lin (28 дней назад)
I like Scotty's video, they are full of knowledge and practical experience.
Ed Kent (29 дней назад)
Outlander SE 2012 takes dot 4 Should I use dot 5.1 and if I can should I add it on the old one or flush it first please?
Casey Colbert (1 месяц назад)
DOT 5 jelly GOO
Abel Espinosa Cañive (1 месяц назад)
I was looking for this exact information, thanks Scotty for clearing it out for me.
Minh Nguyen (1 месяц назад)
if my corolla doesn't have ABS, can I use the military dot5 brake fluid then>?
F Szabo (1 месяц назад)
"In modern cars".... shows a drawing of a car from early 80s.
Nicu Ciuhrii (1 месяц назад)
I know what break fluid I'm getting next !
Craig Lee (1 месяц назад)
I wonder how many people have put DOT 5 in their normal cars and mixed with 3 or 4? I'm sure that it's happened a lot if someone didn't read the fine print.
Rumpa Stiltskin (1 месяц назад)
SAYS "before my time", Nobody believes him. Offensive comment? Too bad
DJ Doctor Style (1 месяц назад)
So that's what Steve Perry been doing since he left Journey.  Nice!
Daniel Erickson (1 месяц назад)
Hey Scotty, what brands do you recomend?
boywonderrr71 (1 месяц назад)
REv up your breaks with Dot 5.1
Davinder Singh (1 месяц назад)
Alberto Chaparro (1 месяц назад)
Hi Scotty my question is can I mix synthetic brake fluid with regular brake fluid
Dan Parden (1 месяц назад)
Very cool I wasn't aware there was a 5.1
Christopher Korhummel (1 месяц назад)
I need this for my subi wrx. clean comment. pick me !!!!
A R (1 месяц назад)
And here we go again! Fingers crossed!
FireLikeIYA (1 месяц назад)
Higher DOT brake fluid absorbs moisture more rapidly giving it a shorter life but higher DOT also has a higher wet boiling point requirement so it's a catch 22. Fluid with higher boiling points are also more likely to leak past seals. For a daily driver it's really about balancing longevity with performance. Always look for wet temp on the bottle. Stay away from racing formulations as they are designed for frequent fluid changes... Except for Castrol SRF but that will cost you way more than it's worth for a daily driver.
Mark Beiser (1 месяц назад)
DOT 5 is popular for classic and show cars. Doesn't damage paint, or absorb moisture while the car sits in storage or on display.
Sarath VC (1 месяц назад)
Last scene makes a change. Please make video about periodical service checks of a SUV and Car, How to do greasing, where will be the points generally, How it want to be carried out, etc.
Frank. T (1 месяц назад)
So dot 4 is ok in dot 3 system?
Jim Rr (1 месяц назад)
Amazing free education for us.
Robin Sattahip (1 месяц назад)
The military loves anything that's overpriced. The cars I drove in the 1960's and early 70's barely had brakes.
David Mezentsev (1 месяц назад)
dirty, offensive comment
Cesar Gómez Infante (1 месяц назад)
It just what I need for my van 👍
Bud Weiser (1 месяц назад)
They should have named DOT 5.1 as DOT6, to avoid confusion with DOT5, since the two are incompatible and unrelated. Harleys were using DOT5 exclusively for the last 30 years, until the lack of compatibility with ABS became a problem on newer models. Before that a lot of Custom build Hot-Rods used it as well. Excellent for low mileage cars that see lots of storage. Not only does DOT5 not take on moisture, it does not hurt paint finishes, with accidental spills, unlike all the others. An important benefit for expensive paint jobs on motorcycles. Scotty never mentioned that. But, good video.
savagepatchkidz (1 месяц назад)
The wife wakes up in the middle of the night and says one word to me. Wife: "Scotty Kilmer? Me: ... Yes. Wife: ( Goes back to sleep) I love your videos scotty thanks for all the information.
Steve Matsukawa (1 месяц назад)
A clean non-offensive comment for you Scotty, you are the best!
Drew Poskey (1 месяц назад)
Scotty you are a pretty awesome guy man . Thank You
Mike Andrews (1 месяц назад)
Great video, Scotty! I'm actually going to change to 5.1 due to this video.
Jeff Stone (1 месяц назад)
I've never heard of dot 5.1 brake fluid, that's a new one on me, thanks for the informative video!
Lamtitude (1 месяц назад)
New viewer. Love your content!
Aeron Gerich Co (1 месяц назад)
Hiw much is a bottle of a DOT 5.1 brake oil? I want to win one bottle please. Thanks Scotty! Rev up your engine!
Kevin Dominguez (1 месяц назад)
Scotty seems so chill in this video it's a bit odd to see lol
Joe Shaw (1 месяц назад)
Hello Scotty
New Phone (1 месяц назад)
So if my car calls for DOT 3 I can use DOT 4?
Andreas Andriopoulos (1 месяц назад)
For classic cars I believe it is better to use DOT 5 Silicon. I have used it on my TRIUMPH SPITFIRE MK3 1970. In addition I could not resist the temptation and i used it on my SKODA YETI 1.8 (4X4) MODEL 2012 equipped with ABS for 4 years now and I do not have a problem.
noble singh (1 месяц назад)
You are giving very helpful information
TBull Cajunbreadmaker (1 месяц назад)
I also have a clean non offensive comment. I didn't have any DOT 4 to put in my clutch resevoir on my Kawasaki so I used a little DOT 3 and it worked fine. As a matter of fact the fluid level quit dropping and has never dropped again. Why do you think that is? I am thinking that the #4 was somehow seeping past a seal and by mixing it a little the #3 actually may have cleaned the seal well enough to stop the slow seepage. what ya think Scotty
Jose Morales (1 месяц назад)
Great videos...very educating...Thanks
IsaacPotato (1 месяц назад)
maineshire (1 месяц назад)
What do you think of mystery oil use in gas and oil?
Peter (1 месяц назад)
Another piece of good info.
Luke Wayt (1 месяц назад)
wow. great lesson scotty. thanks.
JAY STYLEZZ (1 месяц назад)
Thanks for the advice scotty
david lazcano (2 месяца назад)
Great information Scotty.Thank you for making these awesome videos
Madd Mason (2 месяца назад)
A clean non-offensive comment: you’re the best Scotty 👍
Rebel (2 месяца назад)
Good info for my 84-xj6 thanks!!
Bubba Wayne (2 месяца назад)
Love the John Lennon look Scotty 😂
displayfireworks2008 (2 месяца назад)
Motorcycles used DOT 4 starting back in the mid to early 80's
ILMatt (2 месяца назад)
Very informative. I had no idea why the ratings on the fluids were different.
Altin Ko (2 месяца назад)
Hey Scotty i really like your energy man. Keep up the good work. Thank you
Mike Boisvert (2 месяца назад)
Scotty very gold vidéos but you talk very fast so it is not eazy for guys from other country. my mother language is french ! It is hard to get all comments. Thann you f'or all your videos! !😂😠
sinister blade (2 месяца назад)
I drive like a maniac. so 5.1 for me.
Rick Simpson (2 месяца назад)
Dot 4 absorbs moisture like crazy,,. Should be drained and flushed and refilled,, every two years,,. But at least every 4 years,,. Definitely when you replace brake pads flush the entire system and new brake fluid,,,
Frank Huff (2 месяца назад)
I don’t care how fast it goes, it has to stop sometime.
Noah Vale (2 месяца назад)
I thought that 5.1 could be mixed with the others?
Noah Vale (2 месяца назад)
Scotty I never miss your videos..
Randy Satterlee (2 месяца назад)
Hey Scotty, I have an 06 Hyundai Sonata 3.3 L that was making a timing chain rattle so I replaced all the necessary parts as well as a few that didn't need replacing because this is my daughter's car. Upon reassembly I'm getting a cylinder misfire on 1 and 3 but the other 4 are firing properly. The shop thinks the computer list it's programming. We've gone over it 3 times for loose connections or missed grounds. The coils on 1 and 3 are getting 12volts but not a ground signal. Any ideas? Randy 321 333 9127
Adam Starr (2 месяца назад)
My nice clean comment. You helped me fix my car over and over. Thank you for sharing what you know with the world. You’re doing great Scott. Keep it up man!! The car I own is a 04 Buick Regal ls. Runs like a brand new one. If I need to know how to fix something I most deff come here lol
Anthony Frank (2 месяца назад)
Great info, thank you for taking the time to explain difference.
jumpinwired (2 месяца назад)
Awesome, can I get the dot 5.2 if I win?
Taka Yama (2 месяца назад)
Give old Scotty more coffee.
TheBandit (2 месяца назад)
Mineral spirits is petroleum based, but silicon oil (DOT5) is not. The experiment dipping the master cylinder gasket in mineral spirits shows you really shouldn't use a petroleum product in your brake system, but it says nothing good or bad about DOT5. Also not knowing the history of the proportioning valve you pulled apart, I don't think you can say with certainty that was due to DOT5 or a DOT3/4/5 reaction. They may have flushed that system with something when changing from DOT3/4 to DOT5 and the flush could have caused the damage. I'm not saying you are wrong, but I would like to see a more scientific approach.
Joe Freitas (2 месяца назад)
why are you always wearing sunglasses are they pascription....
DTM PRODUCTIONS (2 месяца назад)
scotty what do you think about toyota celica 2007
Gustavo Wolff (2 месяца назад)
ABSOLUTELLY needed info !
Frag EightyFive (2 месяца назад)
The price of DOT5.1 vs a high quality DOT4 though....
larry thogerson (2 месяца назад)
Scotty bk 1 sensor not working and cad converter not working. need ur help o2 oxy sensor just replaced. tag over due two months now.
bonza167 (2 месяца назад)
is that a Triumph Thruxton in your garage? beautiful bike

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