DOT 4 Brake Fluid (BF004(L)) by EBC®. DOT 4 brake fluid is a high quality brake fluid recommended for use in the hydraulic brake and clutch systems of all cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles for which a glycol based DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid is specified. With a higher boiling point than DOT 3 fluid, this fluid is ideally suited for higher performance vehicles where the braking system routinely reaches moderate brake temperatures. Must not be mixed with silicone fluids. EBC sub contract the blending of its brake fluids to a UK based sister Company who is specialised in OE supply of quality brake fluids and are considered a suitable quality partner. EBC offer four grades of brake fluids for the market basically separated into two families, very different in their chemistry, Glycol fluids and Silicone Fluids.
|Min. Wet Boiling Point: 165°C (329°F)|
|Quantity: 1 Bottles|
|Typical Dry Boiling Point: 268°C (514°F)|
|Volume per Bottle: 1 Liter|
- Superior lubrication for all Brake system
- Maximum protection
- Precision engineered for your vehicle
- Tested to outperform all comparable products on the market
- Made from premium materials to endure years of abuse
Glycol fluids have a nasty characteristic of being “Hygroscopic” in that they attract and absorb water. This means that over the years the fluid in your vehicle system will degrade by the absorption of water. It is not uncommon to find glycol fluids containing up to 13 or 14% water which of course corrodes internal steel parts in your brake system and will promote early brake fade under heavy brake use. It also means that glycol fluids should be used only from a sealed container which once opened starts the degradation process immediately. For this reason EBC Brakes do not sell “Gallon drums” of brake fluid which have a definite shelf life and prefer to sell only in small bottles so that the fluids can remain sealed until used and to minimise waste.
Glycol fluid is also highly corrosive and even contact with paintwork by damp fingers after working with fluids can cause severe paint damage, cleaning hands is essential when working with glycol and make sure you don’t touch paintwork when doing so. Silicone Fluids are commonly classed as Dot 5 and we remind you again these cannot be mixed with glycol fluids. Many US Built custom big twin motorcycles use silicone brake fluid, their systems are designed for it. Silicone is wildly expensive but has the advantage that it is not hygroscopic (does not degrade by absorbing water) and does not damage paintwork. It therefore has a place in the brake fluid choice line up but again, make sure your system will handle it by referring to the owner’s manual.
Founded and based in the United Kingdom, EBC Brakes® is a premiere producer of brake components for passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, ATVs, and even scooters. EBC brake pads and rotors are preferred by fleet operators of emergency vehicles, livery cabs, and by discerning racers all over the world for the effective grip, superior lifespan, resistance to heat buildup, and proper fit they deliver. From the company president down to every employee, EBC strongly believes that brake components that are truly superior must be constructed from the most effective materials and also offer the lowest environmental impact possible. Likewise, EBC will never put their name on any products that cut corners in development, quality control, or are manufactured using sweatshop working conditions where human rights are not valued. When you want the best, most responsible brake components that meet or exceed OEM specification without dealer OEM markup, EBC Brakes is the only name you need to know.