[DML] New Castrol GTLMA
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[DML] New Castrol GTLMA

One of our MidState Club members ordered some Castrol fluid for his clutch and brake system, and noticed a new bottle advertising a new formula.  After contacting Castrol the response below is what he received.  It's interesting info for anyone who gets the new bottle.
The bottom line is, you can still add / mix / use the GTLMA fluid on our brake system parts.  Enjoy!
Jake Kamphoefner

From: Castrol [mailto:Castrol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 11:54 AM
Subject: Castrol

Thank you for contacting Castrol,
Castrol GTLMA now has a higher wet boiling point and the product label has been changed.. The product formula has not been changed; Castrol GTLMA has always been a fully synthetic brake fluid.
The improved wet boiling is 329°F(169°C)
GT LMA is approved for older cars that recommend compatibility with Girling Brake Systems and natural rubber seals. GT LMA combines both DOT 3 and DOT 4 performance and exceeds both specifications.
Both DOT 3 and DOT 4 specifications call for glycol based brake fluid and address the fluid boiling point, pH, corrosion protection, stability, seal compatibility and anti-wear properties. The primary difference is with low temperature viscosity and the wet-dry boiling point. Compared to DOT 3, DOT 4 has a more stringent requirement for dry boiling point (446 degrees F versus 401 degrees F). DOT 3 performances requires greater fluidity or lower viscosity at low temperature.
It is very important that you follow your owners manual and use only the product recommended for each specific application.
Castrol consumer Relations

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