News

Brake Fluid

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by mjz, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. mjz

    mjz Karting

    Aug 3, 2007
    115
    Houston, Texas
    Full Name:
    Michael
    How long can brake fluid last in a never opened container?

    I have an unopened brake fluid bottle I bought several years ago and never used. Is there a shelf life to brake fluid? It is in original sealed container, never touched since purchase.

    Thanks
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

    Aug 22, 2008
    2,229
    Central NJ
    Full Name:
    Dominick
    I seem to remember 5 years in good environment
     
  4. moysiuan

    moysiuan Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2005
    2,077
    Canada
    ATE says 5 years if not exposed to unusual temperatures in storage. They say use an opened container within one year.
     
    Bertil and whatheheck like this.
  5. thorn

    thorn F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Aug 7, 2012
    2,889
    Tallahassee, FL
    It's...what, $7? Throw it out and buy new fluid.
     
  6. moysiuan

    moysiuan Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2005
    2,077
    Canada
    Waste is no good, use it if its less than 5 years old, especially if it is in a metal container.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

Share This Page