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  • Ismaeil Atan
    All DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 fluids — the numbers refer to U.S. Department of Transportation specifications — are conventional glycol/ester-based hydraulic fluids, meaning they can and will damage paint if spilled on automotive bodywork.5 Feb 2012
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