Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping

Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping

Brake Fluid Comparison Chart

Updated Aug 2, 2021. 116 fluids now listed.
Changes : Added Johnsen ‘s fluids ( thx to Todd @ TCE Performance ). here is a comparison of all car performance bracken fluids showing cost per ounce, SKU unit of measurement size, wet and dry boil points, compatibility with other fluids and Google Shopping links. Each column is sortable, making it a lot easier to figure out not only the best performer but the best buy for your needs .

  • Prices on the chart are roughly current as of the update date. Shipping cost is not considered in pricing.
  • The ‘MSDS Link’ column is slowly being updated to a link to the manufacturer’s info on the product, where there is one. MSDS sheets are often available there.
  • Be sure to scroll down underneath the chart. There is a complete informational article describing brake fluid terms and concepts.
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DOT3 Min.

3

284

401

Yes
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DOT4 Min.

4

311

446

Yes
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DOT5.1 Min.

5.1

356

500

Yes
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AFCO

HTX

4

421

618

Yes

16.9

1.18

19.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=AFCO+HTX+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
AFCO

HT

4

*

500

Yes

12

0.50

5.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=AFCO+HT+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Amsoil

Synthetic

4

368

520

Yes

12

0.67

8.00
https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/other-products/brake-fluid/dot-3-and-dot-4-synthetic-brake-fluid/ Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Amsoil

Dominator

4

410

580

Yes

12

1.34

16.05
https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/other-products/brake-fluid/dominator-dot-4-synthetic-racing-brake-fluid/ Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
AP Racing

Radi-Cal R2

4

383

594

NO

16.9

1.18

19.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=AP+Racing+radi-cal+R2+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Do not use with magnesium
parts. Formerly ‘Super 600’
 
AP Racing

Radi-Cal R3

4

383

617

Yes

16.9

1.78

30.00
https://www.google.com/search?q=AP+Racing+PRF+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Use inhibitor with magnesium
parts. Formerly ‘PRF660’
 
AP Racing

Factory R

5.1

356

516

Yes

16.9

0.77

12.99
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=AP+Racing+Factory+R+DOT+5.1+fluid+CP4510 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Formerly ‘Formula DOT 5.1’
 
AP Racing

Radi-CAL R4

n/a

383

644

Yes

16.9

1.77

29.99
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=AP+Racing+R4+radi-cal+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
AP Racing

Radi-CAL R1

3

284

516

Yes

16.9

0.59

10.05
http://www.giefferacing.com/ENG/fcard/braking/brake_fluid/brake_fluid_1/scheda/ap_racing_radi_cal_r1_brake_fluid_0_5_lt.html Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
magnesium compatible.
Formerly ‘551’
 
ATE

Typ 200

4

388

536

Yes

33.8

0.41

13.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=ATE+Typ+200+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
‘Amber’
 
ATE

G

3

302

473

Yes

33.8
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Not for sale in U.S.?
 
ATE

Super Blue

4

396

536

Yes

33.8
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US DOT: ‘cease and desist’
due to blue color
 
ATE

SL

4

329

500

Yes

33.8

0.41

13.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=ATE+SL+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
ATE

SL.6

4

338

509

*

33.8

0.38

12.95
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=ATE+SL.6+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
ultra-low viscosity
 
Bel-Ray

Super DOT4

4

311

446

Yes

12

0.58

6.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Bel-Ray+Super+DOT4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Bel-Ray

Racing

4

410

580

Yes

12

1.25

14.99
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Bel-Ray+racing+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
BMW

DOT 4 Brake Fluid

4

347

509

*

12

0.32

3.89
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/brake-fluid-355ml/81220142156/ Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Bosch

ESI 6

5.1

365

518

Yes

32

0.53

16.99
https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-ESI6-32N-Brake-Direct-Replacement/dp/B07338GQM8 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Brembo

LCF 600+

4

399

601

Yes

16.9

1.24

20.97
https://www.google.com/search?q=Brembo+LCF+600+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Do not use with
magnesium parts. Motorcycle
 
Brembo

HTC 64T

4

*

635

Yes

16.9

2.01

33.97
https://www.google.com/search?q=Brembo+HTC+64T+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Do not use with
magnesium parts
 
Brembo

Sport.EVO 500+

4

336

520

*

8.5

0.88

7.50
https://www.google.com/search?q=Brembo+Sport+EVO+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Brembo

DOT4

4

329

500

*

33.8

0.44

14.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=brembo+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
viscosity 1400 cSt max
 
Brembo

DOT4 LV Class 6

4

338

500

*

33.8

0.35

11.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=brembo+DOT+4+LV+Class+6+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
viscosity 750 cSt max
 
Brembo

DOT 5.1

5.1

356

500

*

33.8

0.79

26.75
https://www.google.com/search?q=brembo+DOT+5.1+Class+5.1+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
viscosity 900 cSt max
 
Carbone Lorraine

Racing Brake
Fluid DOT4

4

*

617

*

16.9

1.46

24.72
http://www.racing-hardware.co.uk/Carbone-Lorraine-Dot4-Brake-Fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Official name is now ‘CL Brakes’.
Primarily EU mktplace
 
Cartel

580˚ Racing Brake Fluid

4

410

580

*

12

1.38

16.58
http://www.cartelproducts.com/performancebrakefluids/racingbrakefluiddot4.html Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Castrol

React SRF

4

518

608

Yes

33.8

2.07

69.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Castrol+Advanced+Performance+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Castrol

DOT 4

4

329

509

Yes

33.8

0.50

16.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Castrol+Advanced+Performance+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Castrol

Super DOT 4

4

365

507

Yes

33.8

0.47

15.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Castrol+Super+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Champion

DOT4 / 4054K

4

322

494

Yes

12

0.30

3.58
https://www.google.com/search?q=Champion+DOT+4+4054k+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Champion

DOT5.1 / 4056

5.1

356

530

Yes

12

0.51

6.08
https://www.google.com/search?q=Champion+DOT+5.1+4056+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Comar

GS610

4

417

626

Yes

16.9

0.44

7.40
https://www.google.com/search?q=gs610+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Mfr website is now Chinese
gaming site. Out of business?
 
Competition Motorsport

CMS RF1

5.1

399

622

Yes

16.9

1.30

21.95
http://competitionmotorsport.com/cms-rf1-racing-brake-fluid-500-ml/?sku=CMSRF1-1 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Drag Specialties

DOT 4

4

*

470

*

12

0.50

5.95
https://www.google.com/search?q=Drag+Specialties+DOT-4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
EBC

BF 307+

4

386

586

Yes

16.9

0.74

12.44
https://www.google.com/search?q=EBC+BF+307+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
EBC

DOT 4

4

329

500

Yes

8.8

0.34

2.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=EBC+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Endless

RF 650

4

424

622

Yes

16.9

2.49

42.00
https://www.google.com/search?q=Endless+RF650+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Endless

S-Four

4

369

563

Yes

33.8

1.01

34.00
https://www.google.com/search?q=Endless+S-Four+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Ferodo

DOT 4

4

316

478

Yes

8.5

0.70

5.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=ferodo+dot+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Ferodo

ESP DOT4

4

361

516

Yes

16.9

1.40

23.73
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FERODO-DOT4-ESP-Brake-Fluid-1L-FBL100-/311550070289 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
not sold in U.S.
 
Ferodo

DOT 5.1

5.1

365

518

Yes

8.5

1.06

9.00
https://www.google.com/search?q=ferodo+dot+5.1+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Ferodo

Super Formula

4

392

622

Yes

16.9

1.12

18.99
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=ferodo+super+formula+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Ferodo

Formula

4

401

590

*

16.9

1.42

23.95
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Ferodo+Formula+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
“Track Day Brake Fluid”
 
Fuchs

Silkolene Pro

4

383

572

Yes

16.9

1.27

21.52
https://www.google.com/search?q=silkolene+pro+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Fuchs

Silkolene

4

311

446

Yes

16.9

0.41

6.89
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=silkolene+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
FVP

Heavy Duty DOT 3

3

284

450

Yes

32

0.14

4.47
https://www.menards.com/main/tools/automotive/automotive-maintenance/automotive-fluids-chemicals/fvp-reg-heavy-duty-dot3-brake-fluid-32-oz/bf3-32/p-1444430155072.htm Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
FVP

Heavy Duty DOT 4

4

320

475

Yes

12

0.24

2.87
https://www.menards.com/main/tools/automotive/automotive-maintenance/automotive-fluids-chemicals/fvp-reg-heavy-duty-dot4-brake-fluid-12-oz/bf4-12/p-1444430154492.htm Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Galfer

Super DOT 5.1

5.1

419

572

Yes

16.9

0.83

13.99
http://www.cyclebrakes.net/fluiddot51.aspx Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Galfer

Super DOT 4

4

*

509

*

16.9

0.45

7.65
https://www.google.com/search?q=Galfer+Super+DOT+4+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Gulf

RF1000

4

401

617

Yes

16.9

0.88

14.93
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69356-gulf-competition-rf1000-racing-brake-fluid.aspx Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Not sold in U.S.
 
Gulf

RF800

4

401

581

Yes

16.9

0.81

13.73
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69355-gulf-competition-rf800-racing-brake-fluid.aspx Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Not sold in U.S.
 
Gulf

Super DOT 4

4

311

446

*

16.9
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Not sold in U.S.
 
Gulf

Racing
Brake Fluid

5.1

356

500

*

16.9
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product discontinued
 
Gunk

DOT 4

4

311

446

Yes

32

0.25

7.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Gunk+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
also branded ‘Motor Medic’
 
Gunk

DOT 3 ABS

3

311

450

Yes

32

0.22

6.99
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Gunk+DOT+3+ABS+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
also branded ‘Motor Medic’
 
Gunk

DOT 3

3

284

401

Yes

32

0.19

5.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Gunk+DOT+3+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
also branded ‘Motor Medic’
 
Gunk

DOT 3 Super HD

3

284

450

Yes

12

0.22

2.61
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Gunk+Super+HD+brake+fluid+M4312 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
also branded ‘Motor Medic’
 
Hightec

DOT4 LV

4

338

509

Yes

33.8

0.30

10.29
https://www.google.com/search?q=Hightec+DOT+4+LV+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Ipone

Brake DOT 4

4

320

518

*

16.9
Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=ipone+brake+dot+4+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle. New in mkt
from France
 
IPone

Brake DOT 5.1

5.1

365

518

*

16.9

1.30

21.95
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=ipone+brake+dot+5.1+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
IPone

X Trem

4

399

622

*

16.9

1.10

18.62
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&tbm=shop&q=ipone+X+TREM+brake+fluid Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Jegs

Racing Brake Fluid

4

410

579

Yes

12

0.33

3.99
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/28073/10002/-1 Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Johnsen’s

Premium Synthetic DOT 3

3

283

450

*

32

0.37

11.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Johnsen%27s+Premium+Synthetic+DOT+3+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Johnsen’s

Synthetic DOT 3 & 4

4

*

470

*

32

0.63

20.00
https://www.google.com/search?q=Johnsen%27s+Premium+Synthetic+DOT+4+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Lucas Oil

DOT 3

3

339

478

Yes

12

0.42

4.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=lucas+oil+DOT3+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Lucas Oil

DOT 4

4

325

476

Yes

12

0.46

5.49
https://www.google.com/search?q=lucas+oil+DOT4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Mag1

DOT 4

4

340

490

Yes

12

0.21

2.47
https://www.google.com/search?q=Mag1+DOT4+Brake+Fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Maxima

SYN High-Temp

4

410

600

Yes

12

1.25

14.95
http://www.maximausa.com/product/brake-fluid/ Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle and auto
 
Maxima

DOT 4

4

332

510

Yes

12

0.58

6.95
http://www.maximausa.com/product/brake-fluid/ Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Millers Oils

Racing Brake
Fluid 300+

4

381

590

Yes

16.9

1.11

18.74
https://www.google.com/search?q=millers+racing+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Motorcraft

PM1-C

3

284

500

Yes

12

0.88

10.59
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorcraft+pm-1-c+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Motorcraft

PM21

5.1

356

*

*

16

1.44

22.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorcraft+pm21+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Motorcraft

PM20

4

338

509

*

16

0.56

8.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorcraft+pm20+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
LV formula
 
Motorex

Racing Fluid

4

383

572

Yes

16.9

1.52

25.75
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorex+racing+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle
 
Motorex

DOT 5.1

5.1

356

500

Yes

8.5

1.18

9.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorex+dot+5.1+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle and auto
 
Motorex

DOT 4

4

329

500

Yes

8.5

1.18

9.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Motorex+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
motorcycle and auto
 
Motorex

Super DOT 4

4

338

509

Yes

16.9
Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping https://www.google.com/search?q=Motorex+Super+DOT+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
5 liter cans. Low viscosity.
Not available in U.S.
 
Motul

RBF 660

4

400

617

Yes

16.9

1.60

26.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=Motul+RBF+660+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Motul

DOT 5.1

5.1

365

522

Yes

16.9

0.62

10.49
https://www.google.com/search?q=Motul+DOT+5.1+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Motul

Synthetic
DOT 3 & 4

4

316

473

Yes

16.9

1.74

9.70
https://www.google.com/search?q=Motul+Synthetic+DOT+3+and+4&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Not sold in USA
 
Motul

RBF 600

4

401

594

Yes

16.9

0.89

14.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=motul+rbf600+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Neo
Synthetics

Super Dot 610

4

421

598

Yes

16

1.56

24.99
http://bakerprecision.com/neobrk.htm Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Pagid

RBF

4

399

626

Yes

16.9

1.46

24.60
https://www.google.com/search?q=pagid+RBF+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Peak

DOT 4

4

311

446

Yes

12

0.83

9.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=peak+dot+4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Pentosin

Super DOT 4

4

329

509

Yes

16.9

0.47

7.99
https://www.google.com/search?q=pentosin+Super+DOT4+brake+fluid&tbm=shop Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping  
Pentosin

Super DOT 5.1

5.1

356

500

Yes

16.9
Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping http://www.pentosin.de/shop_produkt.php?c=214,227&pid=693&vid=&csprache=EN Brake Fluid Comparison Shopping
Not sold in U.S.?
 
Pentosin

DOT4 LV

4

338

509

*

33.8

0.41

13.99
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ultra-low viscosity
 
PFC Brakes

Z-Rated

3

284

550

Yes

16

0.53

8.42
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Discontinued
 
PFC Brakes

RH665

4

383

617

Yes

16.9

1.77

29.99
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PFC Brakes

RH605

4

374

554

Yes

16.9

1.11

18.81
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Prestone

DOT 4

4

311

510

Yes

12

0.32

3.87
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Project Mu

G-Four 335

4

430

635

NO

33.8

1.77

59.95
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Changes color when boiled
 
Prospeed

RS683

4

394

583

Yes

16.9

1.48

24.99
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Quicksilver

DOT 4

4

336

521

*

12

0.34

4.02
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Red Line

RL 600

4

400

604

Yes

16

1.06

16.95
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Repsol

Moto

5.1

356

500

Yes

16.9

0.59

9.95
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motorcycle and auto
 
Rowe

DOT 4 LV

4

338

509

Yes

169

0.16

27.69
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Germany. Limited US availability
 
Rowe

Super DOT 4

4

356

500

Yes
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Germany. Limited US availability
 
Rowe

Super DOT 5.1

5.1

361

518

Yes
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Germany. Limited US availability
 
Rowe

DOT 4

4

320

500

Yes
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Germany. Limited US availability
 
StopTech

STR 600

4

404

594

Yes

16.9

1.00

16.95
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StopTech

STR 660

4

404

622

Yes

16.9

1.65

27.95
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Summit Racing

Racing
Brake Fluid

4

383

572

*

16.9

0.89

14.99
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Super Tech

DOT 4

4

*

450

*

32

0.18

5.74
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TBM Brakes

Xtreme 6

5.1

400

612

Yes

16.9

1.48

25.00
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mfr says wet boil is “over 400”
Formerly ‘The Brake Man’
 
The Brake Man

Super Man 577

3

300

577

*
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Discontinued
 
Tilton

TBR-1

4

383

590

Yes

8.5

0.92

7.86
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Tilton

TSR-1

4

383

622

Yes

8.5

1.40

11.90
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Torque

RT700

4

439

683

Yes

16.9

2.01

33.95
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Ultra Lite

Hot Fluid

4

*

600

Yes

32

1.09

34.99
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Valvoline

DOT 3 & 4

4

311

480

Yes

12

0.37

4.49
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VP Racing

622

4

*

622

*

16.9

1.44

24.26
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Wilwood

EXP 600 Plus

4

399

594

Yes

16.9

1.05

17.69
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Wilwood

570

3

313

573

Yes

12

0.66

7.89
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Wilwood

XR

4

432

645

*

16.9

2.66

44.96
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Yacco

Racing Brake
Fluid

4

*

572

Yes

16.9

0.74

12.57
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What Do The Boiling Points Mean?

brake rotor glowing from heat Simply put, brakes work by converting advancing momentum into heat : The brake caliper – mounted on the vehicle ‘s suspension – contacts the rotor – mounted on the spinning bicycle – and squeezes it. This heats the brakes up. A draw. Heat obviously transfers into the rotors and the fomite ‘s hub. It besides transfers into the brake pads and – from there – into the brake caliper … where the brake fluid resides. sol much heat is transferred that its potential to boil the brake fluid in your calipers. once brake fluid boils, it creates breeze bubbles and, since air compresses a lot better than fluid does, when you press on the brake pedal you get a mushy pedal. That pedal gets increasingly worse until – if you keep boiling the fluid lap after lap – the pedal goes all the means to the floor … while you keep going in whatever steering you are pointed in. At gamey accelerate. typically for a passenger car you have to be doing something pretty extreme ( as in “ crazy ” ) to boil your fluid. however if you are towing a boat or dawdler you can well put yourself into a situation where your fluid is boiling and your brake is perilously degraded. Heavy duty brake fluid is not barely for weekend racers. Brake pad Further complicating the above report : Brake fluent is “ hygroscopic “ ( normally misspelled as “ hydroscopic “, which means something wholly different ). That means it pulls moisture into itself from the breeze. No count what you do you ca n’t stop this. once you crack the sealing wax on a bottle of brake fluid it starts absorbing moisture. Putting it into your bracken system does not stop this process, and since water boils at a much lower temp than brake fluid does ( a bare 212 degrees fahrenheit ), the less moisture accumulated in your brake fluid arrangement, the better as the seethe water in your brake fluid will create those aforesaid dangerous air bubbles. Dry Boiling Point
This is the temperature that your brake fluent will boil when its straight out of the sealed bottle. When there has been efficaciously no time for it to absorb any moisture. If you are racing on a track, you are most concerned with this value, since the fluid in your lines is likely to be newly added. Wet Boiling Point
speaking of boiling points This is the temperature that your brake fluid will boil at when its been inside your brake system for a reasonably long time. How long it takes to get to this impregnation point will vary by fluid type, but a good rule of thumb is the higher the dry seethe detail, the faster the fluid will saturate ( an informal sort of standard is – not constantly – used by fluid manufacturers : the wet boiling decimal point is the reading taken after fluid has been sitting for one class in your brake lines ). If you are a civilian driving on the street the wet boiling point is going to be the one you want to pay attention to since the fluid will typically stay in your brake lines for an extend period of prison term. fluent with a high dry boiling point is better suited to track function. fluid with a low wet boiling bespeak is less suit to long term street practice. The whoremaster is to pick the points you are comfortable with, coupled to the price you are bequeath to spend.

What Else Should I look For in Brake Fluid?

The information on this page is about vitamin a much as you ‘ll need unless you ‘re a professional automobile mechanic for a rush team. The one exception to this is compressibility, and I ‘ll tackle that briefly in a moment. extra variables like viscosity, rate of water absorption and recovery rate after heating are all significant when you are deadly unplayful about racing … but thats about it. For now this foliate will just acknowledge those things exist – and there is very small data available to publish on the subject other than a discussion of the general principles. Brake fluid manufacturers do n’t publish these specs as a rule. however, a couple of promptly notes : Price
Lower Cost is Good For the typical weekend mechanic working on a daily-driver, merely sticking to the DOT specification recommended by the manufracturer is adequate in terms of safety. You wo n’t need to worry about esoteric things like boiling points or viscosity as the DOT standards ensure that whatever fluid you choose will meet your manufacturer ‘s requirements. For most people the merely real question is how much money they are will to pay for their brake fluid. You can sort the chart on price/ounce to come up with your best bribe.

Viscosity
By and big, this is n’t something you need to worry about. however in areas subject to extreme cold, lower viscosity is better. Since viscosity is sometimes shown on MSDS sheets ( if you can find them ), I may add viscosity readings to the chart above … but by and bombastic this is a nit that does n’t need to be picked. recently, the market has seen the arrival of extremist first gear viscosity brake fluids. These fluids claim to work well with ABS systems ( politic, quicker bicycle ) and to interact better with ESP/DSC/traction control systems. Some late-model vehicles are initially filled and dealer-maintained with this type of fluid ( for example Mercedes-Benz and BMW ). Compressibility
While the ordinary driver does n’t need to go here, your typical traverse rat knows this is a big piece of the puzzle. And if they do n’t … sooner or later they ‘ll learn the hard way. All brake fluent resists compressibility when heated. Some fluids do it better than others. The deviation does n’t have any real number virtual application unless you are at the extreme conclusion of the hard-use spectrum : We ‘re talking laps around the race track here. With that in beware you will generally find only the top-end racing brake fluids even mention superior electric resistance to compressibility after boiling. In my personal experience, the highest perform DOT3 fluid will still let the pedal sinkhole effortlessly to the shock after an extreme stage set of laps on a professional race track. When I switched to Wilwood EXP fluent, I distillery boiled the fluid ( to a lesser degree ) but found the brakes continued to work just fine. The fluid resisted compressibility quite nicely. note : many if not all racing brake fluids tout the same profit and I entirely single out the Wilwood product as I have personal experience with it.

What is Brake Fluid Made Up Of?

here ‘s what you normally hear :

“DOT3, DOT4 and DOT5.1 fluids are glycol-based”

By and bombastic thats right. largely. actually whether it is true or not depends on the fluid, and insofar as consumers are concerned the dispute may good be meaningless. reality is that

  • DOT3 fluid is glycol based (a mixture of glycols and glycol ethers)
  • DOT4 fluid is like DOT3 fluid, with borate esters added into the mix – perhaps so much so that the fluid is now borate ester-based with glycols added rather than the other way around. Beyond the title of the specification, the SAE standard for DOT4 fluid makes no mention of preferred or required fluid composition.
  • Like the SAE spec, the federal regulation that governs brake fluids (FMVSS116) says nothing about the composition of any fluid. What it does is dictate how the fluid must behave under a variety of specific circumstances.

What About Mixing Fluid Types?

Based on what we wrote up above ( no regulations or tauten standards on fluid capacity ) brake fluid can be comprised of merely about anything. even so you can typically mix these fluids without damaging your braking system or compromising your existing braking performance ( the list above notes some exceptions to this ). BUT as closely every brake fluid manufacturer will state : doing so is not recommended. Why ? Mixing adept newly fluid and honest-to-god bad fluid means you will retain the bad fluid ‘s performance … its all mixed in together and the old fluid will placid boil happily away, giving you precisely what you had in the foremost place. You ca n’t fortify it with an injection of the effective stuff ; you need to completely flush out what you have and replace with fresh fluid. then, while you wo n’t hurt anything by topping up your brake fluid ( which you should do if it runs low for some reason ), you are n’t gaining the benefits that go with a complete hot flash of the system.

My Favorite Fluid Is Unique And Special, Right?

Mayyyyybe. truth be told many of the fluids in the table above are made at this factory and put into different bottles with unlike labels. I ‘m not naming any names so do n’t bother asking .

About my Methodology:

There are a draw of brake fluid comparison charts out there on the web, on personal vane pages and in countless forum posts ( thats how this page started out biography, spinal column in 2009 ). Nothing on this list got here unless I was able to confirm spectacles on at least the manufacturer ‘s web site or, in the rare case that failed, multiple seller sites. In the few cases where I can see a brake fluid on a manufacturer ‘s site but a ) can not find it for sale in the U.S. and b ) the manufacturer is extremely dim on its properties, I may opt to leave the fluent out of the list. I do not use vendor/seller web sites as primary sources of information – Over time I have found a LOT of them to be inaccurate – particularly with respect to keeping up to date on specs that may have changed.

Beginning in 2016 this page receives so much traffic I am expanding the list to include general consumer automotive brake fluids, with the theme being a consumer with a nicely game street vehicle – not inevitably a racetrack rat – might want to pick and choose the best brake fluid. With this in mind I have opted to exclude DOT 3 fluids in this addition. Gofast! Given the above this list should be the most accurate brake fluid comparison chart on the web. I would like to keep it that means thus if you have different information than I put up here please let me know what you have found. I am not including silicone-based DOT 5 fluids as they are outside the mainstream. Think I ‘m ill-timed ? Feel free to drop me a line and convince me otherwise.

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