Rick Roberts wrote:
> Before I bought my MG, I was hanging out quite a bit on the Triumph NG
> and those folks stressed not mixing the older, (alcohol based?), brake
> fluid with the newer silicone based fluid. Plus to change to silicone
> from old whenever you needed to replace a line, etc.
I've mixed silicone with DOT 4 to no ill effects.
> My question is, by looking at the fluid in the Master Cyl. how can you
> tell what kind of fluid is in there?
Silicone is thicker, is usually a color other than clear/whiskey color of
normal brake fluid, and doesn't mix with DOT 4. Pour a little new brake
fluid in jar, add a little of the suspect fluid. If it is silcone, it won't
mix -- like oil and water.--
Bob Allen, Kansas City