In a message dated 8/6/02 5:57:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> silicone won't screw up your paint
The best thing about it.
> silicone won't absorb water
Which means any water that gets into the system will puddle at low points,
causing damage to the pipes and wheel cylinders. Unless you use a sealed MC
cap and put the brake fluid in the system whilst working in a vacuum, there
WILL be water in the system. It gets there from humidity in the air.
> dot-4 is easier to work with, since it doesn't form lots of tiny air
> bubbles if you pour too quickly
Yes, but with proper bleeding and waiting, you can get the air out of
Silicone would be my choice for a newly restored car with fresh paint...one
that I did not intend to drive very much. For a driver, use DOT4.
With ANY car, you should change the brake fluid every few years. Because
silicone doesn't absorb water, this is VERY important to do!
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