You won't believe this but I just did the same thing yesterday....almost.
The bottles were the same color, I wanted dot 4 but picked up "sillycon".
The guy at the register asked if I wanted silicon. I read the bottle and
sure enough it was silicon. I made the swap and thanked the guy. He said
it happens all the time. So, it wasn't a brain cramp Greg. BTW, Canadian
Tire stores are awesome! We became very familiar with them in
Now go drive that car...not many days left!
59 MGA 1500
> Thanks to everyone who responded, with help from the list I figured out
> 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,
> give the brake lines a good cleaning with mineral spirits and alcohol,
> with silicon brake fluid, I should have everything put back together
> 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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