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Silicone brake fluid

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, May 11, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Can't say as I'm a big fan of silicone in my ladies, but I digress. :D

    So the new truck has a sticker on it saying SILICONE in big letters across the master, which leads me to believe it has silicone brake fluid in it. Logical assumption, especially as the truck was fleet maintained (CUCV from local PD.)

    I know I can't mix normal stuff and this high-zoot.

    Can I just flush the beejezus out of the system with normal fluid? Is there some reason I should keep the implants? :haha: Vehicle is the CUCV in my sig, fwiw.

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  2. Ruthven13

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    That sounds like it is DOT 5 fluid. Is it purpleish? You wouls have to do a real good flush to get it ALL out if it is. It is kind of like mixing oil with water. I run it in my bike and want to change it out soon. The DOT 5 is slightly compressable and gives a mushier feel. The 5.1 is good though... But still not compatible.
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Haven't looked at it ... had too much fun yanking the dry-rotted tires and blowing rust out of the calipers :blush:

    Would 'splain the mushy feel though... I think Karnak The Invincible seems a power flush in my future...

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    Interesting article, surprised to hear the Army/DOT5 comment:

    Brake fluids
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yeah ... saw that one on some googling, and that would 'splain why the CUCV has it. I just hope the PD kept it up, as (1) I don't want to deal with a mix and (2) just spent $25 on brake fluid (which I can't believe!)

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