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Brakes & Suspension / Videos & Galleries

Video: What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 & DOT 4 Brake Fluid?

Ever worked on your vehicle’s brakes? Then you’ve probably* noticed the characters “DOT 3” or “DOT 4” stamped somewhere on the brake system’s master cylinder cover. Those designations refer to […]

Driveline / Tech Articles

Don’t Forget to Check & Fill Your Hydraulic Clutch Fluid: Here’s How

With all the emphasis placed on checking and changing your brake fluid, it’s easy to overlook the fact that your hydraulic fluid needs to be serviced regularly too. That’s because […]

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How Tos

Race Consumables: A Checklist of Fluids for Your Next Trip to the Race Track

Presuming you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy excruciating muscle cramps, you probably make a point to hydrate before going on a long run, a bike ride, or engaging […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Bench Bleed a Brake Master Cylinder

If you need to replace or install a brake master cylinder, you’re going to have to “bench bleed” it before bolting the assembly to your firewall. That’s because, due to […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: Why Bleeding a Hydraulic Clutch is Important

A hydraulic clutch relies on pressurized fluid to amplify/transmit force, so whenever an air bubble gets into a closed hydraulic system, it can dramatically decrease the system’s ability to pressurize […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: The Dangers of Overfilling Your Brake Master Cylinder

When it comes time to add brake fluid to your brake system, you’ll do it at the master cylinder. But it’s not as simple as topping off the reservoir and […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Is There a Shelf Life for Brake Fluid?

  I have a small, 12-ounce bottle of DOT 4 brake fluid that’s been on the shelf for at least a couple of years. I was going to use it […]