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post #21 of 24 Old 03-09-2016, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by smokersteve View Post
Also upgrade to dot 4 brake fluid.
Um...this is horrible advice for most American vehicle platforms.....Dot4 (usually a synthetic fluid) can and will foam under ABS panic conditions resulting in LOSS of all braking capability's. It also will eat away at the seals in the system. There is a reason DOT 3 is specified and required in these. Be EXTREMELY careful with which fluid you are using and make sure it is compatible with the system it is being put in.
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post #22 of 24 Old 03-09-2016, 10:45 AM
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Not sure if this applies to all of the 6.0 model years, but mine says to use DOT 3. I've been using, for years, Valvoline Dot 3/4 fluid with no issues. This allows me to use the same brake fluid in all my vehicles.

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Interesting on the brake master cylinder. I will have to watch mine. Had a left rear stuck this past summer, replaced with a NAPA reman. It stuck again a few weeks ago. I greased it up with the Permatex purple as the slides seemed alittle dry (not rusty). Seems better now. Time for an all around brake job though!.


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post #24 of 24 Old 03-09-2016, 03:20 PM
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Same here. I have been using dot 3/4 valvoline since 40,000 miles.
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