MSOIL NOW OFFERS SERIES 500 HIGH-PERFORMANCE DOT 3 Brake Fluid. AMSOIL
Brake Fluids provide superior high-temperature performance in auto / light
truck, high-performance, racing and powersports applications.
As the brake system heats up, brake fluids with low boiling points begin to
vaporize. The brake pedal must travel further to apply the same amount of
force on the brakes, causing a spongy feeling. If enough of the brake fluid
vaporizes, brake system failure may occur. Brake fluid boiling points are
measured on two separate scales:
Dry equilibrium reflux boiling
point (ERBP) - the boiling point of new, freshly-opened, unused
Wet ERBP - the boiling point of
a brake fluid after it has absorbed three percent water.
The minimum dry ERBP for DOT 3
brake fluid is no less than 205°C (401°F), and the minimum wet ERBP
is 140°C (284°F). That might not seem very high, but in most brake
systems the fluid in the caliper won’t reach that temperature unless
the brakes are abused. It only takes four percent water contamination to
bring a DOT 3 fluid’s boiling point down to the federal
AMSOIL Series 500
High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid is formulated with the best zinc-based
anti-corrosion additives and pH stabilizers. It is designed for
high-temperature stability, yet flows easily at low temperatures. AMSOIL
Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid's superirior additive package
provides good lubrication throughout the system and can raise boiling points
to more than 232°C (450°F). It keeps water in suspension, slowing
its effects on the brake system. AMSOIL Brake Fluids have high boiling
temperatures, ensuring maximum life and reliable braking power, even in
extreme conditions. AMSOIL Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid has
a dry ERBP of 274°C (525°F) and wet ERBP of 156°C (313°F).
AMSOIL Series 600 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid has a dry ERBP of 304°C
(580°F) and wet ERBP of 210°C (410°F).
When a fluid is non-compressible it means it won’t compress into a
smaller volume when pressure is applied. In a brake system, fluid pressure
is multiplied by the master cylinder and can reach more than 1,000 pounds
per square inch (psi) in the lines. Like any other hydraulic fluid, brake
fluid must be non-compressible at the expected pressures to transmit force
from one end of the system to the other while simultaneously lubricating the
pistons and rubber parts as they move through their bores. If the fluid were
to compress, all braking power would be lost. AMSOIL Series 500
High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid remains non-compressible, even at the
highest pressures generated in automotive brake systems. AMSOIL Brake Fluid
provides superior stopping ability under the most demanding
Brake fluids fail either because they boil or because they cease to provide
adequate lubrication and corrosion protection. Both reasons for failure are
the result of contamination, usually by water or petroleum
DOT 3 and DOT 4 polyglycol
ether-based brake fluids are hygroscopic, which means they absorb water
easily and hold it in suspension, similar to antifreeze. In most climates,
moisture seeps into the brake system continuously through the various seals
and microscopic pores of the flexible brake lines. This seepage can
accelerate as a vehicle ages and there’s almost no limit to how much
water the fluid can absorb. By the time brake fluid has been in the system
for three years, it can easily reach its wet boiling point. Because this
happens gradually, most drivers won’t discover the reduced braking
ability until it’s too late.
Many owner’s manuals
recommend changing brake fluid every 24 months to remove moisture.
Approximately half of all cars and light trucks in the U.S. over 10 years
old have never had the brake fluid changed. In addition, powersports
applications such as motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs require routine brake fluid
changes as well.
SERIES 500 DOT 3 HIGH-PERFORMANCE BRAKE FLUID
- BF3SN-EA, 12-oz Bottle
- BF3SN-CA, Case of (12) 12-oz Bottles
For retail pricing information:
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(See Telephone Order Page).
Customer Ordering Number: 522955
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