Be very careful when you bleed DOT5 that you pour slowly and bleed
slowly. This stuff loves to trap air and that makes it extremely
difficult to get a good bleed job. Push the brake/clutch pedal very
slowly (should take about 2 seconds to push it to the floor) and release
it the same. This was a little trick that the local LBC shop/race shop
gave me, and it seemed to work.
NAPA should be able to order you a bottle of the DOT5 Fluid(f). It's a
very nice shade of purple!
David Massey wrote:
> Message text written by "Tom Di Iulio"
> >Dear Listers,
> i have 2 questions for the group:
> 1. where do you buy dot 5 brake fluid? i've tried the usual places (pep
> boys, checker,
> discount stores, etc.) with no luck.
> 2. any problem in using it in my clutch system as well?
> thanks in advance..........
> Tom Di Iulio
> 1976 TR6
> Denver, Co
> Try a local MAPA dealer. Some of them carry it. Some don't. And I put it
> on both my brakrs and clutch on my TR6. (Usual caveats apply: thuroughly
> clean out all traces of DOT 4 before converting over)