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Silicone Brake Fluid

By Tim Palmer

I have found another local source of silicone brake fluid. Bumper to Bumper carries Fade Free brand. A 12 ounce can is less than $8. Expensive, but worth it.

Most of us who have cars we want to keep for a long time use silicone brake fluid because it does not absorb moisture like conventional brake fluid. Plus silicone carries a DOT temperature rating of 5 compared to 3 for regular brake fluid.

TIP: If you replace the regular brake fluid with silicone, you should tag the master cylinder with “FILL ONLY WITH SILICONE BRAKE FLUID”. Regular brake fluid and silicone brake fluid should never be mixed. The tag should protect you from your own selective recall.

timtechcorvairwiki/05_brakes/silicone_brake_fluid.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/13 17:06 (external edit)

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