Silicone brake fluid

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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
 
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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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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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