Re: [Chrysler300] Brake Fluid for a 300F
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Re: [Chrysler300] Brake Fluid for a 300F



On 3/25/2020 3:51 PM, 'Steve .' saforwardlook@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:
>
>
> I was not intending to necessarily blame the fluid yet.  It is just that
> over the years I have heard so much back and forth about the wisdom of
> using silicone fluid in our cars that I just wanted an expert's opinion
> based on having worked on so many of these older cars than anyone else I
> know or have heard of that has more experience and capabilities.  He is
> the guy that has to fix the failed parts and takes them apart to
> understand the failure mechanisms and should have the most experience of
> anyone I have known or have heard of.  So I just shared it.
>
> I have also discussed this issue with a Toyota engineer in the past, and
> Toyota research itself had concerns about the use of silicone fluids in
> automobiles, but I was unable to gain the specifics.
>
> I would like my F to remain reliable so I can keep it all original, but
> with one single pot up front and really nothing else of use to stop the
> car if the brakes go out at speed, it concerns me enough to ask the
> experts.  It seems where there is some smoke, there may be fire.  This
> whole discussion of silicone fluid never seems to go away with a
> definitive conclusion.  You can apply engineering principles and
> reasoning forever but it isn't a reliable answer either given the
> anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
>
> I was just sharing an opinion, and that was all.  I have no conclusions
> personally.
>
> I would also like to know why the automotive industry doesn't use
> silicone for brake systems in new cars?  It seems ABS brake systems in
> newer cars don't go the distance with glycol either, so why no changes?
>
> I also have had a 1989 Dodge Dakota for 31 years now and have never had
> to replace any brake components that rely on glycol to function and it
> has 200K miles on it now.  I just flush the system every 4 years or so -
> what is different about the system on that vehicle such that replacement
> components on our cars can't incorporate the same metalurgy/seal
> technology?

> There are many more questions rather than clear answers on this subject,
> which is frustrating.

> Steve


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