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Re: Discussion, Please

DOT 5 is the wacked out stuff, I thought, and was incompatible(very much
so) with DOT 4 fluid.  I thought DOT4 was silicone...arg.  I'm far from an
expert in brake fluids, so take my words with a pound of salt...but I do
remember that there was one type of fluid that simply can not be mixed
with the most common fluid(which I thought was 4.)


> > In response to a revent inquiry about silicone brake fluid, Brett D. 
> ocmmented that it is "imncompatible" with even small amounts of 
> standard brake fluid.
> This concerns me, as I have just finished draining the brake 
> system and honing the brake cylinders on my long-dormant 1958 Fiat 
> 1200 Roadster.  I planned to use silicone brake fluid on re-assembly 
> just to avoid condensation and oxidation during subsequent short 
> storage periods.
> However, I had not heard this comment before.  I am certain there are 
> traces of brake fluid in the system.  I'm not sure how I would 
> eliminate them, unless I did something creative like pouring a quart 
> of denatured alcohol thru the system - which I am perfectly willing 
> to do.
> I welcome thoughts and (anatomically and logistically feasible) 
> suggestions....
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