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Old 01-20-2019, 10:23 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1940 Ford Brakes

Originally Posted by 27TV8 View Post
I have had Silicone brake fluid in my hot rod for 30 years,org Lincoln brakes front and rear. Never any problem. I am using it in my 49 Canadian Merc 1/2 ton. Jag XJS 12 front and rear suspension.
Last week I was in Port Angeles and went into an Auto parts store and they had a couple of cans. They blew it out to me as they can not sell it? Why I ask?
Apparently it and ABS does not get along. When the ABS is activated and the rapid snubbing is happening then it foams? and the foam takes a long time to dissipate and the pedal goes soft.
That is what they told me. Any of you heard that?
Seems that Dot 5.1 is a replacement as it has a high boiling point but is still Glycol.
My truck does not have ABS so I do not care and the Hot Rod works like a charm.

That is correct, Dot 5 (silicone) should Not be put into an anti-lock brake
system, as it will get zillians of air bubbles from the fast action of ABS.

Dot 5.1 is Glycol based and can be mixed with Dot 3 and Dot 4, but Never
mix Dot 5.1 (glycol) with Dot 5 (silicone), the mix will turn to snot. :ee

I live on tuff street, the further ya go,
the tuffer they git,
I live in the last house on the block !!!

You bet ya, I wear the pants in My family --------
So What, if She tells me which ones to wear ?
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