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Re: Silicone brake fluid identification (limited lbc content)

To: "Nolan Penney" <npenney@mde.state.md.us>, <spitfires@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Silicone brake fluid identification (limited lbc content)
From: "Jeff McNeal" <jmcneal@ohms.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 17:29:08 -0700
Probably of no help, but my silicone fluid is purple, not red.

Best wishes,

Jeff in San Diego

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----- Original Message -----
From: Nolan Penney <npenney@mde.state.md.us>
To: <spitfires@autox.team.net>
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.

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