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Re: Brake fluid

Subject: Re: Brake fluid
From: (Mark Jurras)
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 12:45:50 -0400
> Reply-To: (Paul D Kile)
> If you believe that modern DOT 3 fluid does not harm British brake 
> seals,  try an experiment like I did about 10 years ago.  (I don't 
> think they've changed DOT 3 fluid in 10 years).  Buy a Lockheed
> clutch master cylinder rebuild kit (or any inexpensive original 
> Lockheed brake kit) and plunge the seals into a container of standard 
> American DOT 3 fluid (Wagners, Prestone, etc.) Close the jar and let
> them sit for several weeks.  You will find something that looks like the 
> Incredible Melting Man.

I pulled the pedal box cover off and found the dust boots on both the clitch 
and brake master cylinders melted globs. I figured that the DPO used DOT3 As I 
repair this stuff I put in Castrol LMA (DOT 4)

- -Mark

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