Can I use dot 3 brake fluid in my vehicle?

Tiny
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  • 6 CYL
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Brake Fluid.
Monday, October 9th, 2023 AT 5:42 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

It is recommended to only use the manufacturer's DOT 4 brake fluid. DOT 4 brake fluid is backward compatible with DOT 3 systems. This means you can use DOT 4 in a vehicle that originally used DOT 3 fluid. However, the reverse is not recommended. You should not use DOT 3 fluid in a system designed for DOT 4.

Let me know if that helps.

Joe
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Monday, October 9th, 2023 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Saturday, October 28th, 2023 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

You are very welcome. Feel free to come back anytime in the future.

Take care of yourself,

Joe
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Saturday, October 28th, 2023 AT 8:44 PM

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