Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Can the clutch slave cylinder be rebuilt ?
I would not try to use Silicone brake fluid here. Silicon fluid was designed for racing brake systems, where high temperature is a problem. It should NEVER be used to replace normal DOT 4 fluid, because absolutely every trace of DOT 4 has to be removed from the system first. Also, Silicone fluid can cause worse corrosion problems because moisture will not be absorbed into the fluid like in DOT 4, where it is so distributed into the system that it takes a considerable moisture buildup before corrosion is a problem. With Silicone, moisture will gather at the lowest points in the system, such as the bottom of cylinders, where it starts rust in a small area.
Unless a system is designed for Silicone fluid, and factory filled with it, trying to switch over from system originally filled with DOT 4 helps nothing, and causes problems that did not exist previously.
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