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    brake fluid... HeLp!

    i accidentally put DOT3 brake fluid in when i replaced my calipers, rotors and pads. is this okay? or did i f*ck up, and should drain it and replace it with DOT4 ASAP?

    what will happen if i leave the DOT3 in?
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    no. the 1.8T engine > everything. End of story.

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    did the same thing with my Corrado when I was low on fluid and stuck in the middle of nowhere. Id say its fine for now, the only difference is the boiling temperature. DOT 3 will have a lower temp then DOT 4, so your fine for now but I wouldn’t leave it in there till your next flush. Ie for the next 2 years.
    was it synthetic fluid?
    it's a grenade wating to go off !!

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    yea, i just purchased a brake fluid bleeder off ebay, just waiting for it to arrive so i can flush and replace with DOT4
    and yea, the DOT3 i used is Synthetic i believe.
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    no. the 1.8T engine > everything. End of story.

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