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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Bob Zambelli, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Bob Zambelli

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    Oil, fuel - OK, the next logical liquid is brake fluid.
    Let's hear from you - what magic fluid brings your charging steed to a halt ?????????
    Bob Z.
    ps - I know this is gonna be interesting!
     
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  3. Steve Magnusson

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    Are you restricting it to only the vintage models?
     
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    Although I do not have a vintage car at the moment, I have always used Castrol GT-LMA. It's DOT 3-4, the "LMA" stands for low moisture absorption. I have heard good things about it from others as well.

    Ford Heavy-Duty Brake Fluid is supposed to be good, too, but I have never used it. I know some Vette guys that use it for the track.
     
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    I use DOT 4 Castrol on my 1972 Europa. It's cheap and does the job; just keep it away from the paint.

    Ken
     
  6. Bob Zambelli

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    Castrol LMA is the ONLY brake fluid I use.

    I have never rebuilt a wheel or clutch cylinder in the ALFA, FIAT or Ferrari.

    Silicone - no way. We almost learned the lesson the hard (make that expensive) way. Anyone want the details?

    Bob Z.
     
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  8. Bob Zambelli

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    Hi, Steve - I've only had experience up to and including the 308 series.
    I'm not up to the requirements of the newer cars so I cannot comment.
    Bob
     
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    I like ATE Superblue and have used it for years with good results.
     
  10. dm_n_stuff

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    yup.

    Can NEVER learn too much.

    Bring it on Bob.

    Dave
     
  11. Bob Zambelli

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    Hi, Dave - I've been away from the keyboard for a while. In the very near future, I will definitley post a few nightmare problems we've had with silicone brake fluid in the past.
    Unfortunately, at this time, I'm swamped at work (No e-mail at home)

    Bob Z.
     
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