2015 VW Golf Brake Fluid

jokeymaster

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Joined
Oct 9, 2019
Location
Toronto
TDI
2015 Golf
hey everyone :) excited to be a part of this community. I am thinking about changing the brake fluid in my 2015 VW Golf. I believe the one recommended by VW is DOT 4 but I have heard that I could even use DOT 5.1 and that would work as well. Is this true? Is 5.1 going to be better than 4 in any way? I was thinking of buying the Motul brake fluid? Is there one that you have used and would recommend over the Motul?

Thank you :)
 

kdawg89

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Dec 3, 2013
Location
Spanish Fork, UT
TDI
15 Golf DSG 06 Jetta (sold)
Yeah, you can use DOT 5.1, it is better in that it has higher boiling points. Just make sure not to use DOT 5, that will destroy your brake system.


Motul is a high quality brand. If your car is a manual you use brake fluid for the clutch hydraulics as well.


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thundershorts

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Jul 15, 2010
Location
west chester pa
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2015 passat tdi sel premium 2015 golf s tdi gls tdi b5.5, 2002 eurovan,Peugeot 505 td,Citroen cx25 prestige
pep boys sells 1lt pentocin dot4 for about 12 bucks.
 

Nuje

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Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
I just got the OEM stuff from my dealer for $8/500mL (CAD) - so, like $12USD/L.

Figured I'm not going to beat that price by much anywhere else...and will avoid any questions as to whether or not it meets spec (VW 501 14). :)
 
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