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Thread: Shelf Life of Brake Fluid?

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    Shelf Life of Brake Fluid?

    Clearing out the storage unit and I'm going through my boxes and crates to organize tools & parts, retrieve my archive of collectables, and dispose of chemicals. However, I have come across two SEALED bottles of GTLMA.

    So the question here is if they're still good? Factory sealed bottles, never opened. Probably about, oh, 13 years old. Recycling the stuff isn't going to bother me, but is the stuff still usable?

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    I would have no problem with using it as long as the factory seal is intact and the fluid is not dark.
    David Teitelbaum

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    As long as they have the factory seal, Id say they are good to use. But, the fact is you will only know for sure when examining the fluid coming out at the time of use.

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    I checked the Castrol site thinking they might have some info, but no. ... dot-4.html

    However, the bottom line, reads

    "Where To Buy: Find out where you can buy Break Fluids for your car"

    Really Castrol, really.
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

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    Lol, as long as you don't brake the seal, the break fluid should last.....
    Soundkillr was here.

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    Robert, if you find that it is no longer any good, or if you need more and want to stick with Castrol, here is what the new packaging looks like:


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