Not true. Look in your owner's manual and you'll see that it recommends either DOT 3 or DOT 4, with no recommendation of one over the other.Originally posted by nsx1164:
They mentioned that Acura/Honda recommends DOT 3 fluid over DOT 4.
As far as I know, DOT 4 requirements are more stringent than DOT 3, so that any DOT 4 fluid also meets all DOT 3 specifications.
The only thing I can guess is that they were confusing DOT 4 with DOT 5 (silicone-based brake fluid), and that the failures were caused by using DOT 5 fluid. DOT 5 is NOT recommended by Acura/Honda.
[This message has been edited by nsxtasy (edited 12 August 2002).]