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Re: [Spridgets] M/C problem solved

To: Billy Zoom <billyzoom@billyzoom.com>, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] M/C problem solved
From: dwoerpel@wi.net
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:09:58 -0600 (CST)
Hi Greg,

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!

Dave W.
59 :{)
59 MGA 1500
Burlington WI

> 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
> a
> good one. This was suppose to be a quick fix putting new seals in the M/C.
> I
> went to my local Canadian Tire store to buy some brake fluid, I'm thinking
> I
> need silicon but see synthetic dot 4, both containers are the same colour,
> I
> pick dot 4, go figure.
> When you mix synthetic dot 4 and silicon dot 5, it looks like balsamic
> vinegar
> 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,
> flush
> with silicon brake fluid, I should have everything put back together
> Sunday
> night.
> 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
> brake
> fluid.
> Thanks again to all
> Greg Higgins
> 63sprite

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