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brake fluid

#1 Post by ruby » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:45 pm

Can anyone help sort our confusion over which brake fluid type is recommended for our 1971 Fastback Rapier. Any information we've picked up elsewhere seems only to confuse the issue!

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Re: brake fluid

#2 Post by suffolkpete » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:29 pm

Assuming no previous owner has changed it from standard, any DOT 4 fluid will be suitable.
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Re: brake fluid

#3 Post by alabbasi » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:49 pm

DOT 4. Be careful with DOT 3 as it's been known to create problems with older British rubber.

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Re: brake fluid

#4 Post by gazza82 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:06 pm

Probably worth flushing the old fluid out completely with nice clean new DOT4 too.
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Re: brake fluid

#5 Post by JPB » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:17 pm

gazza82 wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Probably worth flushing the old fluid out completely with nice clean new DOT4 too.
^^^ Yes, this. :thumbs:

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