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Silicon Brake Fluid
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PACresta
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Silicon Brake Fluid Reply with quote

Appologies if this has been asked before Rolling Eyes What are your thoughts / experiences regarding using silicon brake fluid in our classic cars?
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite simple - Dont!

Early silicone brake fluid used to destroy seals. Though I believe that this is not the case with the latest ones, I wouldnt take the chance, especially with NOS parts.

UJ
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Stuchamp
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree UJ, I won't touch the stuff!
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Quendil
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it on my cars with no problem, I however always rebuild the brake parts with new rubbers. I find it give a slight improvement in braking and keeps better when in storage.

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Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us that were around cars in the period of PA's Cresta will be able to say that at that time, there were two braking systems, Lockheed and Girling. Putting the brake fluid from one system into the other system would be enough to destroy seals....

UJ
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