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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,,,
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?
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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
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.
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