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    xt brakes and mineral oil

    can i use any ol mineral oil in my xt brakes or do i have to ise shimano? my pharmacy sells thick.and light. which one.will work?

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    You could get away with using drug store mineral oil but only for emergencies. The real Shimano stuff has anti-wear additives, corrosion inhibitors, and lots of other stuff to help the brakes perform at their best and last as long as possible.

    If you don't want to pay Shimano prices for their brake fluid, you can use aircraft hydraulic & brake fluid, it's very similar if not the same as the Shimano stuff. I've been using it for a few years in my XT brakes and so far they work just fine.

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    Ive heard you can also use Pentosin CHF power steering fluid, can anyone confirm that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengxe View Post
    Ive heard you can also use Pentosin CHF power steering fluid, can anyone confirm that?
    I use it in my Shimano XT brakes. Works very well, most likely better than shimano's mineral oil too.
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    oh, so the mineral oil is only for the XTR brakes? not for XT's?

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    ^No. The whole Shimano line.

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