Probably of no help, but my silicone fluid is purple, not red.
Jeff in San Diego
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----- Original Message -----
From: Nolan Penney <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 11:03 AM
Subject: Silicone brake fluid identification (limited lbc content)
> To all you silicone brake fluid convertee's, how does one positively
identify if the brake fluid in the
> resivour is silicone? Reason I ask is the 89 Volvo I purchased recently
has pretty redish colored
> fluid in it. I just assumed this was some special Volvo die in regular
gylcol based brake fluid.
> But perhaps it's actually silicone, in which case lots of problems would
result if I topped it off with
> LMA fluid. Is there a taste test or something that I can use to
differentiate silicone fluid from glycol
> based fluids that are died?
> And if any of you have silicone fluid in an abs equipped car, I'd like to
hear about it. My understanding
> (and the owners manual warning statement) is that silicone brake fluids
aren't compatable with
> abs brakes. Well, I've got abs.