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    Brake Fluid

    I've got a set of Avid Juicy 3 brakes. I bled them once with the fluid that came with the bleed kit which is DOT 5.1. Avid says the Juicy 3 uses DOT4. They need bled again but I can't find DOT5.1, only DOT5. Will the DOT5 work or should I look elsewhere for 5.1?
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    DOT 5 is not compatible. It only has that number because it was introduced in series.

    Use quality DOT 4, like Valvoline Synthetic, or Castrol LMA from Autozone, or go to a motorcycle shop for 5.1. However, I would just go for the 4 models I named, as they are higher performing than most 5.1's.

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try to get the DOT4 stuff today and bleed again.
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