[s-cars] brake failure

Brett Dikeman brett.dikeman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 21:43:22 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:02 AM, Peter Golledge
<petergolledge at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1.  The fluid coming out of the top of the reservoir is most likely the
> infamous "pentosin fountain" most likely leaking "caps" on the pump sucking
> in air and frothing the heck out of the fluid.

I'd agree, except he said that it no longer does it.  I would think
that the car would do it continuously?

> 2.  Flush ALL of the hydraulic fluid especially the reservoir, lots of gunk
> accumulates in the there and can clog the screens on the banjos.

Good point, I forgot to mention cleaning that, though clearly the
screen on the reservoir is not clogged, or power steering would be
affected as well.

> 3.  Flush the Brake fluid side of things, I figure this would already have
> been done with a MC replacement.  The Scott J suggested NOT using ATE
> Superblue as it doesn't play nice with the 95.5 system I have.  Alternative
> suggested was Valvoline Synth Dot 4.

ATE Super Blue is known to cause problems just about everywhere you
go.  Volvo guys don't use it either.  Caused the clutch on the 200 to
start creaking (only audible with the engine off.)

The big bottles of Valvoline dot 4 are the easiest and cheapest,
definitely the way to go as fresh beats fancy, if boiling points are a


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