Brad Kahler wrote:
> I've just finished installing the rest of the Braking system on my
> frame up restoration of a 64 spitfire and am not sure whether I
> should use Silicone brake fluid or the Girling LMA brake fluid.
> The system is all new, the master cylinder was rebuilt using the tube
> of red grease that comes with the kit. The same goes for the brake
> wheel cylinders.
> In this situation is it acceptable to use silicone or would I have to
> do something different before using it?
I think this subject was touched upon earlier but I'll be darned if I
remember the consensus of opinion. I use Castrol GTLMA brake fluid in my
Spit. It works fine and meets the SAE J1703 standard required of the
Spit. I have used Silicon brake fluid in other applications and if
memory serves me correctly, there is a warning not to mix it with other
types of fluids. So, you may be able to use the silicon, but if you
already have the LMA type in the system, you will have to completely
purge it before pouring in the silicon fluid.
I'm curious to see what other experiences have to say about the subject.