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Old 05-26-2014, 05:59 AM   #1
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Brake fluid question

My buddy who is a Mercedes mechanic gave me a case of new DOT 4 mercedes brake fluid that he had kicking around in his shop...can I use this in my '02 Boxster S?

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The keyword is DOT 4, so yes, sounds like a score!

The factory fluid from suncoast says this:
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Factory Brake Fluid - 1 liter Bottle

This DOT 4 motor vehicle brake fluid conforms to the US safety standard FMVSS 571.116/DOT 4/DOT 3, SAE-specification J1703 and ISO 4925
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Yes but only sealed bottles. Absorbs moisture. Dot 4 is what you need, lots of makers. Mercedes just uses one of those.
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Thanks for confirming what my buddy was saying, much appreciated.
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Yes but only sealed bottles.
Definitely
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Mercedes fluid comes in cans.
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Mercedes fluid comes in cans.
Not the stuff I have, 1 liter plastic bottles...

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