[Spridgets] What fluid for clutch master cylinder?
dlh2001 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 15 19:53:58 MDT 2011
I don't think it's a question of race use. It's more a question of what's
better for older cars.
Read through this...
"After putting it in my 65 mustang 30 years ago the requirement for brake
system work stopped. I also have a jeep that has had it in for 36 years no
problems for either of them."
"I use it in all my old cars with no problems. It's been in my Vette for 20
years with no leaks or corrosion"
"I have four wheel disc on my 442 and have used .5 for 12 years with no
"With dot 5 it will probably never corrode so for a vehicle which is
infrequently used, dot 5 is the brake fluid of choice."
The above, along with the other testimonials posted here by me and other
list members who have used silicone for an extended period of time are
pretty hard to argue with.
It just makes the problems go away. Makes the hydraulics one less thing to
f with and spend more time enjoying the car on the road.
Who cares what AP says?
Now, if you race every weekend then go ahead, run the glycol. Flush the
fluid every year, rebuild wheels cylinders every couple of years, whatever.
But if your car has an antique plate and is otherwise parked during the off
season, you will be much better off running silicone fluid.
From: WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com
Do you suppose AP would guarantee their parts when used with a type of
brake fluid they don't recommend you use? AP's racing division make brake
fluids with a higher boiling point than DOT 5 so I guess they don't see a
need to make a silicone brake fluid.
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