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Bleeding brakes

BobMurphy

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I'm afraid you're missing the point, Ted.

We're not about to embark on a course that you consider foolhardy - we've ben using DOT4 for decades in all classes of vehicles. I've not seen any evidence - anecdotal or hard - that shows DOT4 to be inappropriate in DOT3 systems. When the manufacturers say that DOT4 can be used in place of DOT3 on their packaging I take notice. I can't remember a time when I wasn't using DOT4.

Remember - when DOT3 was introduced the alternative was DOT2 - which has a different chemistry and shouldn't be confused or mixed with the then new Glycol-based fluid. I suspect the "use DOT3" message is a hangover from that time.

You have an opinion on this but you haven't produced any evidence. "Beastrider" asked you to explain your view but you haven't responded. I look forward with interest to an explanation with some facts.

No-one is suggesting that you stop using DOT3 if that is your preference.

Bob.
 

Tractionman

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Very well and politely put Bob, without the insults that a new member Ted, has resorted to.
I have been watching this thread with interest for my own benefit/knowledge, and despite all members documented evidence/proof, as stated, Ted has chosen to evade Beastrider giving him the opportunity to explain further.
 

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I'm talking about the 100 Toyota land cruiser with dot3 nothing else not your tractor, motor bike or your Austin 7. but on the side of the brake unit there is a valve block that controls the brake pressure and inside there the seals break down and then the ABS unit stops working. simple.
 
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