Brake fluid for w203?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by mick5, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. mick5

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    Hi I wonder if you guys suggest which brake fluid to buy for W203 2005 cdi
    first time iam going to change brake fluid but dont know which to buy.
    will appreciate your suggestion's
    Many Thanks
     
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    Pentosin CHF11S
     
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    Not for brakes....

    Merc specifies Dot4+
     
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    My bad, yes that was for PS fluid... DOT4+ is the correct brake fluid.
     
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    Dot 4 + sometimes call Dot 4 LV or Dot 4 super. They are a thinner versions of normal DOT 4 intended for use in brake systems with ABS etc.

    The reason for the various names is that there isn't yet an official Dot standard for low viscosity Dot 4 brake fluid so they are all just marketing terms.

    There is however an ISO standard 4925 class 6 which you can look for on the bottle. It specifies a maximum viscosity of 750 cSt @ -40 Deg C. compared with 1800 cSt @ -40 Deg C for normal Dot 4.
     
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    mick5

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    Many thanks for your replies would you kindly assist me " febi bilstein 23930 Brake Fluid (Dot 4 Plus) 1 Litre " is it ok for w203 and 1 Litre would be enough?

    Thanks
     
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    Yet another slight variation on the marketing name for low viscosity Dot 4. It will be fine and 1 Litre will be enough.
     
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