Good to hear, hopefully we can all learn to look carefully from this. I
always use Gerling just from experience and blowing gaskets in my mc on my
Spitfire in the 70's.
On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Greg Higgins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded, with help from the list I figured out the
> problem. If you are going to have a brain cramp or senior's moment make it
> good one. This was suppose to be a quick fix putting new seals in the M/C.
> went to my local Canadian Tire store to buy some brake fluid, I'm thinking
> need silicon but see synthetic dot 4, both containers are the same colour,
> pick dot 4, go figure.
> When you mix synthetic dot 4 and silicon dot 5, it looks like balsamic
> salad dressing when you bleed the system.
> I bought all new rubber seals and brake hoses today for about $110.00, I'll
> give the brake lines a good cleaning with mineral spirits and alcohol,
> with silicon brake fluid, I should have everything put back together Sunday
> The good part is, I can now pull and rebuild the M/C in under an hour,
> practice makes perfect. Guy D. thanks for the link on mixing different
> Thanks again to all
> Greg Higgins
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