[Healeys] brake fluid

Oudesluys coudesluijs at chello.nl
Wed May 15 06:17:02 MDT 2013

I wrote that you can keep the brake fluid for years and years if you 
make sure the container is properly closed/sealed. Anyway I will always 
check with a refractometer.
If the top is loose you cannot use te contents after some time as it 
will absorb moisture from the air. You would probably have to discard it 
after two years, the same interval for changing your brake fluid in the car.
Kees Oudesluijs

Op 15-5-2013 14:01, Tom Felts schreef:
> Humm----but, wouldn't you worry about it sucking in moisture if the top wasn't on tight?
> ---- Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote:
> =============
> Absolute rubbish! That is because the manufacturers want to sell more
> brake fluid. If you take care to close the container properly there is
> no problem at all.
> I recently used brake fluid from a container that was half full that I
> first used about 20 years ago. Using a refractometer to check there was
> no deterioration at all.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> NL
> Op 14-5-2013 23:12, Bob Spidell schreef:
>> Have even seen recommendations to throw any unused DoT3 or DoT4 away
>> after the seal on the bottle is broken.
>> Not a snowball's chance I'd do that with silicone BF @ $25+/qt.
>> Bob
>> --------------------------------
>> Bob Spidell - San Jose, CA
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 0,5 litre should serve you fine. Enough to rinse and fill the system and
>> have some as reserve. It is cheap enough. Make sure you seal the lid
>> properly and airtight to prevent absorption of moisture from the air.
>> Kees Oudesluijs
>> NL
>> Op 14-5-2013 21:56, Dr. C. Rubino schreef:
>>> My brain is frying!!
>>> Am about to change brake fluid (Dot 4) on my 1957. What is the
>> capacity (fl
>>> oz) for the combined clutch brake system?
>>> Couldnbt find it in the manual.
>>> Carl
>>> 1957 BN-4(L)
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