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2010 Honda Odyssey Question: Honda owners manual says use Honda Extra Duty brake fluid. Is it necessary?

 

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DMenace, 3.5L V6, Des Moines, IA, December 15, 2013, 13:23
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is there really a difference in brake fluids or is this just a Honda marketing ploy

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 15, 2013, 14:02
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    It requires DOT3 fluid, you do not have to buy it from Honda.

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    DMenace, December 15, 2013, 15:24
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    Thank you. Owners manual says if emergency you can use other but replace with Honda asap. something about could get corrosion with non-Honda brake fluid.

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    Ron Haugen from Westside Auto Pros, December 15, 2013, 17:05
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    Any DOT3 fluid will work fine. There is not a measurable difference in brands of brake fluid.

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    DMenace, December 16, 2013, 05:19
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    Thank you. Appreciate the information.

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    ziptie12 December 16, 2013, 19:20
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    the power steering fluid is the one you have to be careful with.

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    DMenace, December 17, 2013, 05:51
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    Thank you. I wasn't aware of that yet.

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