Hydraulic fluids: Hydraulan® types
Brake fluids are used for hydraulic power transmission from brake pedal to wheel brake and are a vitally important component of brake systems. Brake fluids are formulated from glycol ethers, polyalkylene glycols and a corrosion inhibitor package. They also have to be capable of performing perfectly in modern ABS braking systems. Because they are so important to safety, brake fluids have to fulfil the highest standards of quality and reliability. The BASF Hydraulan types conform to the SAE J 1703, SAE J 1704 and FMVSS 116 - DOT 4 specifications. They are miscible with other brake fluids formulated to the same specifications. Many automobile manufacturers have approved BASF as an OEM supplier of brake fluid.