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Old 02-08-2019, 09:39 AM
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Low Viscosity Brake Fluid

Apparently the e53's use a pre-charge pump and therefore do not REQUIRE the newer low viscosity brake fluid. What are your thoughts and experiences in comparing LV vs. regular DOT4 fluids?

I'm getting ready to flush the fluids on both my 08 e83 and my 04 e53. The e83 does require LV fluid, so that's what I'll use on it, but not yet sure what i want to use on the e53.

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I use regular DOT4
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In searching around a bit, I found this link to be interesting. According to this, pre-LCI models (up through 2003) came with regular DOT4 fluid, but LCI (2004+) e53's came with the newer LV fluid. I'm going to put ATE's LV fluid in both vehicles unless someone has a reason to convince me otherwise.

https://www.bimmerworld.com/Brakes/B...220142156.html

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I've been using ATE typ200 DOT4 fluids on both X5 and Z4M since their "free" maintenance had expired and will continue to do the same. I do a lot of "backroads" canyon runs on my Z4, so I'm more comfortable going with the regular DOT4 versus those LV.
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I have a 2006. Book says DOT 4, so that's what I run.
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