DOT 4 is a (USA) Department of Transportation standard. Castrol GT LMA
DOT 3 and 4.
Yes, it does, but it’s redundant and confusing to say so. (I’m not ragging
you, it says it like that on the container.) It automatically exceeds the
DOT 3 standards if it’s DOT 4.
I believe Silicone is DOT 5.
Yes, and in most manufacturers it is purple.
Most fluids I have seen meet DOT 3 and
The trouble with most fluids though is that for some reason, other than
Castrol, Lockheed (British), and Girling, they attack the seals. I have used
Castrol exclusively for twenty years. It’s the ONLY fluid I use in british
cars, and it’s compatible with any other brake system on the planet (Except
Rolls-Royce), so I have used it in any other cars I have owned and serviced.
I have an old Special Interest catalog that states " The only brake fluid
tested, approved and recommended by Lucas Girling Limited".
There has been some changes over the years as it used to be Castrol Girling,
there was Girling Crimson, and Girling didn’t used to be a satellite company
of Lucas either…I’m so confused with these conglomerates…AE,
Vandervell, and Glacier are now all part of the Dana corporation.
I like it because it is readily available and cheap. A phrase not usually
in conjunction with Jaguar.
Actually, Jaguar has woken up in the last decade. I’m surprised how much OE
stuff I have been buying from the dealer as the prices are so reasonable.
But not everything!
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