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Honda owners manual says use Honda Extra Duty brake fluid. Is it necessary?

(2010 Honda Odyssey)
in Des Moines, IA on December 15, 2013
is there really a difference in brake fluids or is this just a Honda marketing ploy
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on December 16, 2013
the power steering fluid is the one you have to be careful with.
on December 17, 2013
Thank you. I wasn't aware of that yet.
of Gillespie's Auto Service on December 15, 2013
It requires DOT3 fluid, you do not have to buy it from Honda.
on December 15, 2013
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.
of Westside Auto Pros on December 15, 2013
Any DOT3 fluid will work fine. There is not a measurable difference in brands of brake fluid.
on December 16, 2013
Thank you. Appreciate the information.
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