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      08-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Pentosin DOT 4 LV ,is this good for E90 ?

Just want to know if Pentosin DOT 4 LV brake fluid is good enough for a 2006, 325xi , I'm about to make a purchase between Pentosin, Castrol GT-LMA, or Ate, any assistance would be appreciated.
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      08-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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I've used it, but felt the pedal got soft quicker than I expected, and changed to ATE Typ 200 when I replaced the front brakes.

I have 6 mths on the ATE, but I feel no degradation, and based on experience with it on my E46, should hold up better for 2 yrs.

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Brake fluid is brake fluid. If it meets DOT 4 spec then it will work as good as any for the two-year period it will be in the system. I have Pentosin in my car right now. I flushed the brakes in May of this year. It works as it should.
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Thumbs up Valvoline & Castrol GT LMA brake fluid

Well I purchased the Valvoline brake fluid which I read is pretty good compared to Castrol GT LMA, I bought it on sale for $5.99 for 32 ounce bottle at Advanced Auto Parts in Yonkers,NY, the sale ended 8/29/12.

Valvoline Synthetic
High dry boiling point up to 480F
Minimum wet boiling point is 311F

http://www.valvoline.com/products/br...brake-fluid/28


Castrol GT LMA - DOT 4 -

High dry boiling point up to 446F
Minimum wet boiling point is 311F
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