You've been doing it right; brake fluid in the clutch MC and (subsequently)
cylinder. The way we all do it, right.
IMHO, the reason we have to rebuild our master, clutch and slave cylinders more
frequently is because our cars see less use than 'normal'. In the car business
it's called "lot rot". Flushing the system(s) may prolong component life. It
would reduce the likelihood of condensation and its harmful effects. Also,
quality of parts used may need to be questioned as well.
I would be interested in knowing how often those... the few that do... that use
their cars as 'daily drivers' have to rebuild their brake or clutch systems.
Comparing what they tell us to those that only drive their cars a few times a
month during good weather only. Comments???
> In a message dated 08/25/2000 8:37:09 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > The two hose or line types of material are completely different and are not
> > interchangeable. Brake fluid eats up hydraulic lines and hydraulic fluid
> > eats
> > up lines meant to be used with brake fluid. This also applies to O-rings
> > and
> > seals. Pay attention to what you purchase.
> > Brake hose itself is marked as such in one form or another.
> > Hope this clears it up my fellow Spridgeteers.
> > Herb
> OK...I see now...But...
> In a Spridget I've always used brake fluid in the clutch MC and hence line
> and slave cylinder...have I been wrong all these years? Is that why they
> keep going out
> The subject was Spridgets and the hydraulic clutch system, and if I've been
> doing it wrong all these years I will be very greatful to know it.
> Just in case I haven't been wrong, is there any problem with using brake line
> for the clutch system in a Spridget?
> RH..Thanks for the clarification........