Author Topic: Prestone Brake Fluid  (Read 186 times)

Offline Rockhopper

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Prestone Brake Fluid
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:25:19 am »
It was the only DOT 4 fluid they had and I bought it to bleed my brakes.

I'm assuming brake fluids are more of a commodity and as long as they meet what they claim to be I should be fine, right?

Planning to do this tomorrow.

https://www.autozone.com/brake-and-power-steering-fluid-additives/brake-fluid/prestone-12-oz-dot-4-brake-fluid/433371_0_0
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Re: Prestone Brake Fluid
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 07:43:36 am »
I used the same from Walmart last year when I did my brakes and it seems to be fine.Nothing to worry.


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Re: Prestone Brake Fluid
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 08:58:14 am »
It's fine. The only real difference between this and most other DOT4 fluids will be the additives used to inhibit corrosion. Because water bonds to brake fluid (hygrosorbic) and cause corrosion, you can never replace brake fluid too often.
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Re: Prestone Brake Fluid
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 11:24:51 am »
Thanks folks!
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Re: Prestone Brake Fluid
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:04:43 pm »
I use the Prestone dot4 from wallyworld with no issues. I do date the container to ensure an open container doesn't hang around soaking up moisture too long. But, with four machines and two cages in the mix, fluid doesn't hang around long.

I have adopted an annual flush schedule with the bikes and two years with the Toyotas. Seems to work well, as no issues since adopting this new schedule. '14 Tenere, used with 3k miles in two years, showed a clutch master cylinder issue that was resolved with multiple flushing.
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