VIDEO: Brake Fluid DOT Specifications
Andrew Markel explains government brake fluid specifications, showing the difference between DOT3, DOT4 and DOT5.1 fluid types. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Brake Fluid DOT 3, 4, 5 And 5.1 FAQ
All DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 brake fluids are compatible with each other and with all systems. All polyethylene glycol-based fluids will not harm healthy rubber parts. Also, the additive packages will not damage or distort any rubber parts. Even an older rubber part with a high concentration of natural rubber will not be damaged by new DOT rated brake fluids.
VIDEO: Can Old Brake Fluid Cause A Brake Pull?
Andrew Markel follows up with a reader question and confirms the brake pull issue from part 1. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Brake Job: 2009-2014 Volkswagen Routan
The 2009-’14 Volkswagen Routan has a split personality. It uses the Chrysler minivan platform with revised styling, suspension tuning and brake service procedures.
AMSOIL Launches New Synthetic Brake Fluids, Adds Brake & Parts Cleaner
The company has introduced three new products to better meet the needs of modern brake system maintenance and operation.
Purging Air From Hydraulic Clutch Systems
Replacing a clutch bearing on a Ford Ranger, Explorer, Navajo or F-Series truck generally completes the repair with no further replacement parts needed. However, master cylinders may need to be replaced, which could result in air getting into the system. This tech tip describes a common method to remove the air from a standard hydraulic clutch system.
PFC Brakes Officially Launches All-New Website
The new pfcbrakes.com will be updated on a regular basis making it a one-stop shop for all PFC Brakes content, product information and news.
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Offers The FluidPRO BFX-3 Brake Flush System
The FluidPRO BFX-3 Brake Flush System from MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Service Solutions delivers complete brake fluid exchange in a simple, three-step process, says the company.