[urq] Spring maintenance help

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 11:26:10 EST 2007

Well, I have a feeling it's not the fluid per se, but more likely the  
more hygroscopic nature of the ATE stuff.  OK if you're changing the  
fluid 1x to 2x a year and tracking a car, but apparently not so good  
for a daily driver.  Hmm.  I did pump out what appeared to be quite a  
bit of water out the slave cylinder bleed screw, but that's an  
anecdotal observation and not necessarily proof....


On Mar 6, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Brandon Rogers wrote:

> Ingo-
> I've never heard the ATE Super Blue is bad for rubber seals.  Any more
> info on this?  I've been running it for several years...
> Brandon
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> Subject: [urq] Spring maintenance help
> So the '84 Red Tomato has been sitting for 6 months with a clutch
> pedal-to-the-floor symptom.  Thinking (perhaps erroneously) that the
> previous owner replaced the clutch slave, I endured the biting cold
> and wind and replaced the clutch master.  Well, she needs a clutch
> slave (installing tonight).  Any special recommendations?  I know I
> need to drive that pin out through the trans housing from the
> passenger wheel.
> The alternator is not charging, so I have to remove the cover and
> check the brushes to the alternator.  Oh, and I now understand that
> ATE Super blue is detrimental to rubber seals, so I'll be flushing
> the wholse hyraulic system.  Need to do all of this before the
> snowfall later tonight (no staying late at work today).  On a cherior
> note, she started right up once I  hooked up the jumper cables,
> though I did need to tweek the mixture screw 3/4 turn to the right.
> Ingo
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