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Brake Fluid?

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What kind of brake fluid should I use for both my brake and ABS?
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I take it then any DOT 3 fluid will work?
I found this some time ago, Ialso prefer Honda brake fluid:

Why must I use Genuine Honda DOT 3 brake fluid?

Genuine Honda DOT 3 brake fluid is formulated to minimize water absorption under all conditions.

It has one of the highest boiling points in the industry. That's important in sustained use such as driving on hilly terrain that can heat up brake rotors and calipers.

When tested in a mass spectrometer, Honda Brake Fluid had dramatically less dissolved copper material than the leading competitors, clear proof of superior corrosion protection.

Always use Genuine Honda DOT 3 brake fluid. If it is not available, you should use only DOT 3 fluid from a sealed container as a temporary replacement. However, the use of any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda DOT 3 brake fluid as soon as possible.

Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your car's braking system and can cause extensive damage.
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Oh~ yeah...

Yes! Use Honda Brake fluid only. And Genuine Honda fluid should NOT be that much expensive compared to aftermarket.

And try to flush it as clean as you can. Last time, I used up almost a gallon of fresh fluid to flush my system... What a labor!

dot 3 or dot 4 are 4 has a slightly higher spec for wet and dry boiling point, an advantage. dot 5 is silicone based and not acceptable for use in your system. dot 5.1 is the new synthetic that is compatible with dot 3 and dot 4 and has an even higher BP. I use the Valvoline synthetic in my vehicles, including motorcycle applications for hydraulic clutch. Cost is only slightly higher than others.
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