Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 15:33:11 GMT
Subject: Re: Classic.900 Brakes ?

<Snip> Depends on who you believe, and what you are doing driving wise. I have used Silicon in an old MGA I have and have had no problems over the last 4 years. Rumours about it not mixing are not true, however the system was rebuilt completely, so no mixing. Another story is that seals "harden" I have not seen any evidence of this. THe pedal may be alittle "softer" but even pushing the car, which I do in the summer is not a problem. I used it as the car is stored for the winter and Scotland has a damp climate! I wanted to reduce corrosion to a minimum In my 900's (1986,1991) I use DOT 4 which I change every 2 years - no problems with general day to day driving.... A rally a Lancia Delta Integrale, I use DOT 5 Racing fluid (AP Racing) as the brakes get really fried with all the left foot braking! This I change every year.I Used to use DOT 4 but it would vapour lock - no brakes!!! Finally to reduce the cash outlay, especially if the car is a day to day thing and not race/rally stuff then to improve your brakes I would suggest the following: Braided Brake pipes - Aeroquip / Goodyear / AP Harder pad material, such as M1155 or M1166 from Mintex New Disks (Discs) all round, possibly grooved/drilled from Tarox, but standard ones are ok, Saab / Lucas etc If you go down the Brembo route you are into a vast amount of money which may be wasted on a none competition car. Check out Abbot Racing for race / rally stuff and more advise.... Good Luck which ever way you go Malc Scotland Sent via Before you buy.

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