Brake fluid explained and which type is best for your car's brake system, DIY with Scotty Kilmer.
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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.
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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
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Whats the best brake fluid for a chevy caprice 1990 that have rear drum brakes and disk brakes in front what do you think is the best fluid for this car scotty dot 3 or dot 4 ?? hope you replay thanks in advance
The best way to clean a conventional brake fluid spill is with water. Also keep a pan of water near by to repeatedly rinse your hands and tools and get all that slippery crap off of everything. I put a bunch of wet terry cloth rags under the master cylinder when I'm changing them out in case of spills. if a caliper or wheel cylinder leaks, wash everything down with the hose before and after and wash the inside of the wheel and tire. Final rinse all your pans, rags, tools, the car, everything with water(except your ratchets). Brake cleaner is expensive, flammable and needs a well ventilated area. Water's cheap...for now anyways.
I have been working on my vehicles since 1970. I'm not a professional mechanic but I know a lot about most systems on modern engines, transmissions, etc. I just subscribed to Scotty because I just learned about DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Thank you Scotty!
Synthetic brake fluid will last longer and protect your internal seals better than using conventional brake fluid.
Also synthetic Dot 4 brake fluid is a great upgrade because it flows better at colder temperature and it also protects your seals better and keeps the fluid from boiling because it has a higher tolerance to heat.
ehh not all brake fluids are created equal. you can buy a premium DOT 4 fluid that is actually better than a standard DOT 5.1. what matters is the boiling point, particularly the wet boiling point.
something like ATE fluid does cost more, yes, but it exceeds even DOT 5.1 spec, and the overall cost isn't that high (it's about $20 a bottle, and you usually only need one) so the question you have to ask yourself is would you rather save $10 on brake fluid, or would you rather increase your chance of dying?
it's not going to be a huge increase, but any increase at all is well worth the $10 over the cheaper fluid for me. same thing goes with the pads and rotors.
Very nice, ????Could you resolve the old argument between just changing the brake fluid in the reservoir vs also bleeding them????? Here's my take on it:
Most incompressible fluids are hygroscopic (absorbs & diffuses humidity thru-out itself) and incompressible (thus may not mix/circulate much). However since incompressible fluids are hygroscopic, any water in them should eventually molecularly diffuse thru-out them. The water will corrode steel & has lower boiling temp (& thus heat brake calipers might boil it into steam). In theory if reservoir fluid is simply replaced over long enough intervals (via turkey baster), the diffused water will approach but never reach zero. Thus the diffused water in incompressible fluids can be kept low with minimum effort.
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
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.
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.
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