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Old Mon, Sep-23-2019, 03:33:56 PM   #1
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Question Shelf life of unopened brake fluid - safe to use?

I'm will be flushing my brake fluid before winter storage and have found a stash of old Motul RBF600 fluid that I planned to use for a track day a long time ago.
I found the order showing it's from 2014.

If I recall Motul fills their bottles with nitrogen to protect from air moisture, but don't know if 5 years is too long of a shelf life.

What should I do?
1. Toss it and flush with normal OEM fluid
2. Use the old RBF600 now, but change ahead of any next track day
3. Use regular OEM fluid now, save RBF600 for track day (hopefully) next year
4. Use RBF600 as usual and change at the next maintenance interval and stop worrying about it.
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Default Re: Shelf life of unopened brake fluid - safe to use?

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I'm will be flushing my brake fluid before winter storage and have found a stash of old Motul RBF600 fluid that I planned to use for a track day a long time ago.

I found the order showing it's from 2014.



If I recall Motul fills their bottles with nitrogen to protect from air moisture, but don't know if 5 years is too long of a shelf life.



What should I do?

1. Toss it and flush with normal OEM fluid

2. Use the old RBF600 now, but change ahead of any next track day

3. Use regular OEM fluid now, save RBF600 for track day (hopefully) next year

4. Use RBF600 as usual and change at the next maintenance interval and stop worrying about it.


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Old Tue, Nov-19-2019, 10:42:47 PM   #3
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Thank you. That's what I ended up doing.
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Old Sun, Dec-01-2019, 03:16:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shelf life of unopened brake fluid - safe to use?

What’s the answer? I have the same delima.


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