[Spridgets] Brake fluid

David Lieb dbl at chicagolandmgclub.com
Tue Nov 27 15:03:20 MST 2007

> Tests have shown that after only a year of service, the brake fluid in the
> average vehicle can contain as much as 2% water. After 18 months, the 
> level of
> contamination can reach 3%, and continue to climb to as much as 8% or more 
> as
> time goes on.

"Statistics" like this are annoying. They fall into the same category as the 
that promise "up to 50% off!" All the ad really means is that NOTHING is 
than 50% off. These "factoids" are even worse in that you cannot actually 
nail them
down to saying one blessed thing. If the car has 10% water or 0% water in 
brake fluid at any time, it does not contradict any of what this says. 
too much like Cosell for my tastes. It might be a good idea to change your
brake fluid regularly, but you can't prove it by what they actually say.

My 1987 Plymouth Horizon Turismo Duster 2.2 went to its grave with 235,000
miles on it with the original clutch and the original never-been-bled brake 
No, it was not synthetic. Just never needed to violate the hydraulics in the 
years that I drove it. That car did not owe me one slim dime.

On the other hand, there are a lot of Spridgets out there that don't get 
mileage and would benefit from regular fluid changes. 

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