----- Original Message -----
From Charles Christ <cfchrist at earthlink.net>
To: Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2000 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Silicone Brake fluid users
> this sounds like a comunist plot to overthrow lbc's making them
> un-roadworthy! or is that an asian plot? hhhmmmmmm! you know i have
> more and more of those kia's, dihatsu's and hyundai's!!!! and less and
> less of the wonderfull imports from europe from years gone by.........hey!
> you don't think i've stumbled onto something here?????? you dont supose
> that they are banking on scrap european steel to melt down to produce
> asian compact cars do you???????
> just aimless ramblings of an individual that is over stuffed and on the
> verge of explosion from holiday goodies!
> the view from my festive rock is quite lovely with a dusting of snow on
> ground! lol!!!!! :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>
> To: Charles Christ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Swift Justice <email@example.com>; Spridgets
> Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2000 12:10 AM
> Subject: Re: Silicone Brake fluid users
> > Charles Christ wrote:
> > >
> > > well gee then why does my bugeye still not leak after 11 years of
> > > fluid? it certainly does not have a mechanical switch. so what's
> > > deal?
> > Chuck
> > The switches do NOT leak (well most do not that is) but they also do not
> > operate the stop lights after a few months.
> > The switch I bought was "specifically designed" for use with silicone
> > fluids. So here we go again with "designed" and never TESTED!!! until I,
> > the worlds guinea pig (and not an Italian slob) buys one.
> > I have used OEM, NOS, tiawan replacements, and indonesian replacments,
> > only the indonesian one leaked but they all failed to operate the stop
> > lights after just a few months.
> > Ron Francis wire works has been intouch with me. He wants to get to the
> > bottom of the fault. He would gladly replace the switch but what good is
> > that, it's like Crapsman tools, sure replace it once a month.
> > He is going after the manufacturer because the manufacturer claims 300%
> > longer life. 300% longer then what? My original stop light switch lasted
> > 40 years so his should last 120 years. Right? and even when used with
> > silicone fluid because it is "silicone fluid compatable"
> > I am going to a mechanical stop light switch, I have had enough with
> > pressure switches and silicone. But as far as the silicone fluid goes, I
> > have no complaints other then the pressure switch. From what I have
> > read, the fluid eventually insulated the contacts causing the failure.
> > And if you ask me, the A40 with silicone, is by far the most trouble
> > free braking system of any of the LBCs I have ever done. Always a hard
> > pedal, never any leaks, nothing has gone wrong with it in over 3 years
> > except a leaky or non conductive brake light switch.
> > OTOH, PIECES always needs a pump for a hard pedal and it has been bleed
> > many times since it's new master cylinder and complete hydraulic change.
> > My Bugeye has never had a hard pedal and it's all new within 2 years,
> > and I have rebled everything a few times, I even replaced the fluid this
> > summer, no hard pedal on the first try. All the "problem" LBCs are using
> > Castrol LMA but I have been pumping british car brake pedals for 30
> > years, it's just a way of life with them.
> > --
> > Happy Healeydays
> > Frank Clarici
> > Toms River, NJ
> > Too Many Sprites Again