[Healeys] Which Brake Fluid?
boyracer466 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 16:15:09 MDT 2021
The military uses silicone because some military vehicles sit for long
periods of time when not in use..... waiting for that day when they need to
spring into action. Silicone fluid is not the best performance wise but
because it does not accumulate moisture over time, it is best for military
vehicles that sit unused for long periods of time.
FWIW, I was in the military and I use DOT 3
On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 6:19 AM Michael Oritt via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
> "The military specifies Silicone brake fluid for a reason"
> Not necessarily a good one.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 9:04 AM warthodson--- via Healeys <
> healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
>> I would like to say a few words on behalf of silicone brake fluid.
>> It is non-hygroscopic (does not absorb moisture).
>> It does not damage paint as do glycol fluids.
>> A newly rebuilt and scrupulously clean brake system filled with silicone
>> fluid should outlast a system filled with glycol fluid by several times.
>> The military specifies Silicone brake fluid for a reason.
>> Gary Hodson
>> On July 23, 2021 at 2:05 PM, Michael MacLean via Healeys <
>> healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
>> The BN2 is at the point where it is time to fill and bleed the new brake
>> system. Now comes the time to decide whether to go with DOT 3/4 brake
>> fluid or try silicone. Any recommendations, advice or warnings on this
>> Mike MacLean
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