Racing brake fluid for road use?

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I happened upon a good supply of Elf racing brake fluid that is used in Formula One. I don't have a race car, can I use it in a road car? What are the drawbacks to using racing BF in a road car?
 
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HTX 115 ? Looks fine on the spec sheet, it'd be fine in use.
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Exceeds the equilibrium dry and wet reflux boiling points of U.S. FMVS standard Nr. 116 DOT5.1 High protection against vapor lock phenomenon. Excellent corrosion protection and rubber seal compatibility.
Excellent score \:\!
 
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If it meets the DOT5.1 spec, great. 5.1 has the performance of DOT5 while made from the same basic chemistry as DOT3, etc. Some racing brake fluids might not have a good wet boiling point. They're designed to have a very high dry boiling point, then get changed very frequently, likely every race.
 
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I thought brake fluids were 100% glycol ethers By that you mean there are no additives that make road brake fluid last any longer than racing brake fluid?
 
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 Originally Posted By: ledslinger
I thought brake fluids were 100% glycol ethers By that you mean there are no additives that make road brake fluid last any longer than racing brake fluid?
That is what I thought.... But I could be wrong.
 
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