[DML] Re: Brake and clutch fluid for storage
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[DML] Re: Brake and clutch fluid for storage

Caution - religious argument ahead....

The rubber will still deteriorate with silicone fluid. As far as I can tell, not any faster or slower than with the regular stuff.

Moisture can still get in the system, it just doesnt' combine with the fluid i.e. stays in bubbles of moisture. I don't see how that's necessarily an improvement. 

The **only** advantage to silicone is that when the rubber does fail, leaking silicone fluid won't take your paint off. It is very slightly more compressible than real brake fluid, so brakes may seem slightly spongier. I've seen cans of it that caution againt using it in clutch systems for this very reason, but I know people have used it successfully. 

If you can flush the fluid every 2-3 years, just use the regular Castrol DOT4.

If you mean storage for decades, drain everything and leave it dry.  

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Cecil Longwisch <dmc82@...> wrote: 
> What is the current thought on the "best" brake and clutch fluid for long term storage of a DeLorean? In the past I have used silicone in my classic cars that do not get much use because the theory was that it did not pick up moisture from the air and thus kept down corrosion. 
> How compatible is this with our rubber components? 


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