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    Translation of girling fluid

    Quick question for Series guys, and I guess anyone that can translate the Queen's English for good ole Southern boy. Is girling fluid just regular DOT 3 brake fluid? I just bought a '78 Series III and it needs some brake fluid. The caps for the brake and clutch resevoirs say Castrol Girling fluid and I wanted to make sure I wasn't gonna screw anything up with DOT3 or DOT4.

    Chris

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    Chris,
    If I am not mistaking, you need mineral fluid, check with Frank or Tony.
    Mike

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    brake fluid

    (Castrol Girling)is a dot 3 or 4 brake fluid (not mineral oil!!)
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    No!

    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie593
    Is girling fluid just regular DOT 3 brake fluid?
    No, no, no. Also: No! Girling (which is now Castrol) is DOT 4. Don't EVER use DOT 3 fluid. All your seals will disolve and you'll have to bebuild your whole brake system.

    Granny, who now drives a Range Rover Classic but owned many Series Land-Rovers over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D90
    (Castrol Girling)is a dot 3 or 4 brake fluid (not mineral oil!!)
    I stand corrected!!
    Mike

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    Castrol LMA is advised.

    can be bought @ any good automotive store
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    ATE typ 200 is also a good fluid which has a little bit higher wet and dry boiling point than the good ol Castrol LMA

    509/311 dry/wet for the LMA vs 536/388 dry/wet for the Typ 200

    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...er+Brake+Fluid
    Last edited by psykokid; 10-09-2014 at 10:39 AM.

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