Silicone brake fluid

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by vaircrazy@yahoo.com, Feb 10, 2001.

  1. vaircrazy@yahoo.com
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    I have a question for the group, I,m getting ready to rebuild the
    complete brake system. I am going to use silicone brake fluid in the
    system. I would like to know everyone's feelings about silicone
    fluid. I have three corvairs all are using silicone fluid and no
    problems. I have talked with a lot of corvair people about this they
    still think it is the best. The silicone fluid is not supposed to
    draw moisture into the system unlike standard dot 3 and dot 4 in
    vehicles that are not driven daily and in storage. Amsoil oils are
    synthetic oils why not use silicone oils in the brakes? Help me
    decide.
    Mike Bayman
    Urbana Ohio
     
  2. Larry & Nancy Solheim
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    Mike, I've been using Silicone Fluid (DOT 5) in Amphi ('66 white) since '93
    and it's been fine. No moisture or rust in the wheel cylinders. Make sure
    you drain & totally flush the system of the old fluid. I can't remember if
    I used alcohol (not rubbing) or tolulene from the marine paint store to
    insure the system was clean & dry.

    I've also put it in MetalBeast ('64 blue) before Christmas, but it hasn't
    progressed to drivable status yet.

    Good luck


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <vaircrazy@yahoo.com>
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    Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 4:43 PM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Silicone brake fluid


    > I have a question for the group, I,m getting ready to rebuild the
    > complete brake system. I am going to use silicone brake fluid in the
    > system. I would like to know everyone's feelings about silicone
    > fluid. I have three corvairs all are using silicone fluid and no
    > problems. I have talked with a lot of corvair people about this they
    > still think it is the best. The silicone fluid is not supposed to
    > draw moisture into the system unlike standard dot 3 and dot 4 in
    > vehicles that are not driven daily and in storage. Amsoil oils are
    > synthetic oils why not use silicone oils in the brakes? Help me
    > decide.
    > Mike Bayman
    > Urbana Ohio
    >
    >
    >
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  3. Bill Connelly
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    > I have a question for the group, I,m getting ready to rebuild the
    > complete brake system. I am going to use silicone brake fluid in the
    > system. I would like to know everyone's feelings about silicone
    > fluid.

    Search the List Archives on the topic "brake fluid" at:

    http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/search.html?query=brake+fluid

    There's lots there from an earlier discussion on the subject of DOT3 vs.
    DOT5, including a transcript of an article from _Auto Restorer_ (October
    1999 [ v 11, n 10]. p. 6 and 23-25) at
    http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/m1656.html

    ~Bilgemaster
     
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