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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2001, 12:49 AM
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Clutch Fluid/e-brake Questions

91 YJ clutch reservoir cap requires DOT 3 but the owners manuel suggests DOT 4. What gives? Also does anyone have the problem of the e-brake jumping out of locked position when on a slight slant? Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2001, 01:07 AM
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Re: Clutch Fluid/e-brake Questions

I would use DOT 5 . It is silicon based and you will never have to change it again . Plus if your master cylinder ever leaks like mine did it will save you a lot of grief . I lost all of the pain off of both sides of my firewall from the master cylinder seal failure where the brake pedal rod goes into the master cylinder . My drivers floor board is all rusted now . Time for some POR 15 paint .

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Re: Clutch Fluid/e-brake Questions

My guess is that DOT3 is the minumum requirement for the MC to work properly, and DOT4 is what Jeep recomends. I'd use the 4. It's compatible with DOT3, so you should be fine.

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