<VV> brake help

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Wed Jan 16 20:24:52 EST 2019

Just because you tried the DOT 5 in a worn system and it leaked out does 
not mean DOT 5 is a bad product, it means you needed to address the worn 

If it was the braking system would you have been equally stubborn to fix 
the leaks? "Well, it seems fine now..."

Just being throttle means failure would be inconvenient, not a safety 
problem, but brakes?

Been using DOT 5 for almost 40 years, NO issues. No brake failure due to 
supposed DOT  5 issues. Nice to have 20 year old wheel cylinders still 
work like when they were rebuilt! No more white corrosion.

Frank DuVal

On 1/16/2019 7:33 PM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I have a coach business in the UK - I used to have a coach with a 
> hydraulic throttle. I switched to silicone fluid, thinking it would be 
> better. It started leaking. As a stop-gap, I just topped it up with 
> conventional fluid till I could replace the seals. As the silicone 
> fluid was replaced (or rather leaked out!) the leak slowed then 
> stopped. I never did replace the seals! Never used the stuff since!
> On 2019-01-16 18:29, Jim wrote:
>> I've replaced everything in the brake system of my '69 in the past, 
>> and as
>> Hugo says, keep pumping.  You start with the wheel cylinder farthest 
>> from
>> the master, which, I believe for the rear is on the passenger side.  
>> For the
>> front, it's also the passenger side.
>> For the record, I've been using the DOT 5 silicone fluid in all of my
>> Corvairs for decades with no problems.  I have, however, replaced all 
>> of the
>> components when I started using DOT 5. I can't say whether it won't 
>> start to
>> leak or not if used in a rebuilt system.
>> Jim Bartasevich

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