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Shelf life of super ATE brake fluid?


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As long as it is sealed I don't see any immediate problems although we never have fluids on the shelf for that long. Brake fluid is hyrdoscopic (sp?) which means it will absorb water over time if exposed to air. This affect is intensified as you go from DOT 3 to DOT 4 etc etc.


I would say give it a shot and if the pedal feels like junk have a back up bottle of fluid.




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I have a can sitting for about 3-4 fours years on my shelf as well.


If it is sealed, it should be fine. It's the ones that have been opened that you need to

ditch. As Jake mentioned above, you might as well give it a go and not chuck something

that might still be good. You are just losing a little bit of time if you have to redo.

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