Brake Fluid

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Brake Fluid

Postby pbar » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:23 am

About to renew the brake fluid, and just wondering are all brands pretty much the same? I've only ever bought generic ones, and I've noticed that on Carparts4less you can buy 500ml bottles of Dot 4 for just £2.43, the brand is Pagid whoever they are. But I assume it's as good as any other?

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby andyd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:18 am

pbar wrote:About to renew the brake fluid, and just wondering are all brands pretty much the same? I've only ever bought generic ones, and I've noticed that on Carparts4less you can buy 500ml bottles of Dot 4 for just £2.43, the brand is Pagid whoever they are. But I assume it's as good as any other?

Not used it Paul, but it's got good reviews https://www.ebay.co.uk/urw/Pagid-Dot-4- ... 2132765947

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby pbar » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:08 am

Thanks Andy, I never thought of looking at ebay reviews.

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby andyd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:26 am

pbar wrote:Thanks Andy, I never thought of looking at ebay reviews.

I usually google the item and look at the results then decide if I want to use it.

As with most things you get conflicting views, but I think a lot of these lesser known items are now just as good as well known.....
My mate works at a Motor Factor and he gets oils that are specific to the company and they seem fine :)

As with modern tyres, there are many good ones now without the high price brands we used to buy.

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby pbar » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:47 am

That's a good point Andy, about over priced Branding. Is the £3 bottle of brake fluid just the same as a £10 fancy one. Probably!

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby andyd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:59 am

pbar wrote:That's a good point Andy, about over priced Branding. Is the £3 bottle of brake fluid just the same as a £10 fancy one. Probably!

Put it this way Paul, Tescos own brands haven't killed me yet :cheers: :D

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby Paul G » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:08 am

pbar wrote:About to renew the brake fluid, and just wondering are all brands pretty much the same? I've only ever bought generic ones, and I've noticed that on Carparts4less you can buy 500ml bottles of Dot 4 for just £2.43, the brand is Pagid whoever they are. But I assume it's as good as any other?


Pagid is a quality brand and their brake components in general are O/E on many Volkswagen group cars. All brands of DOT 4 brake fluid have to be miscible (mixable) by law.

I must admit I use Comma fluid purely because it's the one my local Motor Factors mainly stock. My late mum's old 1995 Polo has had the fluid changed annually using Comma or Lockheed Girling fluid and has never even had a wheel cylinder replaced.

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Re: Brake Fluid

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:19 am

Thanks for the replies guys. I never considered the mixability of different brands, that's a good point and good to know!

I've ordered it now, good old Carparts4less, can't believe their prices at times.