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SLK230 Brake Fluid

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by mark999, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. mark999

    mark999 Senior Member

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    Taking a look through the SLKs service history, it looks like the brake fluid hasn't been changed for a while. Is DOT4 ok for this model? I can't find reference to the required spec in the owners manual.
    Thanks, Mark
     
  2. Uncle Benz

    Uncle Benz Senior Member

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    Have a close look at the cap - it usually says on the top. I'm sure dot 4 is the correct spec tho.
     
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    Thanks ill take a look
     
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    Difference is boiling point, wet and dry. If you are doing something that makes a difference between 4 and 5, you'd better have massive discs and be wearing a helmet. For normal use, either will be fine. Opie say that DOT 4 is fine for the AMG version of your SLK, so I would think you'd be fine with that.
     

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