Ok, I know Allen hates sillycone brake fluid, he always did ;)
But I have had it in the A40 since 1997 and other than the NOS clutch
master giving up it's seal, no other componants have failed.
I wish I can say the same about PIECES which is still running DOT 4.
10 or 11 years old now and on it's 3rd brake master, and at least it's
second clutch hydraulics set.
I know a guy with silicone in his big Healey, 12 + years and no
My Bugeye is now on silicone, no problems in the past 3 years.
The rally car is on silicone too but it's too soon to tell on that car.
It seems to me the seals fail after 4 or 5 years with DOT 4 even if the
cylinders are new.
Yes you have to start fresh with all new cyls or seals before using
Silicone is PURPLE for that very reason. Do distinguish it from the others.
If you shop silicone fluids, you will find it from $7 a QUART to $20 a
PINT. Kar Parts has the $7 a qt stuff. Pep boys has it for $19.95 a PT
so do shop it. And yes I know qts is twice as much as pts.
Toms River, NJ