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TR4EVER James R Sullivan
Tuckasegee, North Carolina, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Trouble"
1967 Triumph TR4A
Hi all, hope the weekend is going great. Things are great here in the boonies. I have put in new brake and clutch master cylinders and ready to put in fluids. Any recommendations for the best for each? Have all new brakes and lines at the calipers. New lines to the slave cylinder. Thanks for ideas and advise. Sorry TR4 set up. Thanks again. Have a great one.
Randy in the boonies of western North Carolina.

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
I like DOT 5 Silicone. It does have pros & cons, but to me, the pros far outweigh the cons.
There's an old article at http://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/technical/Brakes/Fluid/Fluid.htm
That I think captures both sides well.

I also have copies of the SAE papers mentioned, if anyone wants to dig that deep.

PS TRF has about the best price I've found on DOT 5. One of the nice things about it is that it doesn't get old and corrosive (like the others do), so it's OK to keep a big bottle of it instead of having to buy a fresh bottle every time you need to top off.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-15 08:33 AM by TR3driver.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Never ever shake brake fluid before pouring.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Brol-tr4a Michel H
Haacht, Vlaamse Brabant, Belgium   BEL
I had DOT 5 silicone before and have reverse to DOT 4, I needed to overhaul 2 brakes and I had access to a new bottle of DOT 4, and no other reason that it is a inexpensive product.

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TR4EVER James R Sullivan
Tuckasegee, North Carolina, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Trouble"
1967 Triumph TR4A
As always, thanks to all for help.
Randy in the boonies

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
I'm a DOT 5 devotee since 2005



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

IrishGT Ed Boylan
Hingham, Massachusetts, USA   USA
This seems to be one of those "evergreen" discussions. For my two cents, I've had excellent results with Girling 5.1 (not 5.0) which is compatible with rubber seals, etc. I got mine from British Parts Northwest.

Ed
1965 TR4

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