Thanks to its 40 years of experience in racing, Brembo is able to offer the aftermarket a brake fluid range that guarantees optimum performance to any braking system.
Clear advantages: better flowability and higher boiling point
Brake discs, calipers and brake cylinders are important components of any hydraulic brake system; but they could not function without the brake fluid. Brake fluid is often neglected, only checked superficially, it is often just topped up instead of being changed as required by the manufacturers.
Brake fluid comparison values
Brembo's line of premium brake fluids meets and exceeds the standards for Class 4, 5.1 and 6 brake fluids, ensuring safe braking in every case.
Brembo comparative parameters
DOT Parameter Brembo Target value
DOT 4 ERBP ≥ 260°C ≥ 230°C
Wet ERBP ≥ 165°C ≥ 155°C
DOT 5.1 ERBP ≥ 260°C ≥ 260°C
Wet ERBP ≥ 180°C ≥ 180°C
The braking distance becomes longer over time. Brake fluid deteriorates relatively quickly and loses some of its original properties. This is mainly because it is hygroscopic, i.e. it has a tendency to bind water, which later (even before reaching the boiling point indicated on the container) becomes water vapour and causes a dangerous lengthening of the brake lever stroke. As a result, power and braking capacity are lost.
So it is generally advisable to change the brake fluid according to the manufacturer's instructions, which may vary depending on the type of product used. Brake fluid deteriorates relatively quickly even with small amounts of water. This is why we generally recommend replacing it after 2 to 3 years.In the event of vapour bubble formation (the so-called vapour lock, a premature boiling of the fluid due to moisture) or more difficult operating conditions that could accelerate the deterioration of the product, it is of course better to replace the brake fluid earlier.
Vapour lock resistance, corrosion protection and boiling point above the required standards: Brembo brake fluids focus on quality for safe braking under all conditions.
Before replacing the brake pads, check the brake fluid level, especially if the brake pads do not have a wear indicator. Remove excess brake fluid from the reservoir before reinstalling the brake pistons. This prevents fluid from leaking from the reservoir. If the brake fluid level is higher than expected, you should check whether it has already been topped up.
The ideal brake fluid level is between the minimum mark (which it should never reach) and the maximum mark. But be careful: if the level is approaching the minimum, this is not necessarily due to insufficient fluid. Instead, worn friction material such as brake discs and pads could be causing more brake fluid to circulate in the circuit than is in the reservoir. So before topping up the fluid, it is advisable to check the condition of the other components of the braking system..
Try to avoid dripping brake fluid on fairing parts, as it will attack the paint.
Keep the reservoir cap open just long enough to check / top up, as brake fluid is hygroscopic (it attracts moisture). If possible, use a new or recently opened brake fluid bottle.
Last but not least, an important tip for those who like to "do it themselves": Brake fluid is highly corrosive by nature, so handle it with the utmost care. Contact with skin, clothing, mechanical parts and the bodywork must be absolutely avoided.