Military-Vehicles: Re: [MV] Silicone and brake boosters

Re: [MV] Silicone and brake boosters

Gordon.W.I. McMillan (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 09:03:08 +0100

Favourite destination for disappearing brake fluid of any type is the
inlet manifold on any vehicle equipped with vacuum assist. My
Chevrolet 1.5 ton K43 used to get through lots of ordinary fluid before
I rebuilt the hydrovac when I discovered that it was sucking fluid up
the hydrovac / manifold connection through a leaking seal.

Most, if not all, of the Norwegian Dodges and GMCs that I have seen
have warning signs on them saying that they have been filled with
silicone fluid and not to mix, etc. I've just used ordinary 'Lockheed
Universal' in every vehicle I've ever owned, and never had a problem,
course I dont give them too much really hard use.
Gordon, Bergen, Norway,
[ 8-) bringing home some more Dodge bits, naturally ]

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