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Old 29-08-2007   #16
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Re: Changing brake fluid - how often?

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Also the other day I came across synthetic dot 4. What is that? I thought only dot 5 was synthetic?
DOT5 is Silicone based and completely incompatible with everything else.

There are synthetic DOT4 fluids that have higher boiling point that DOT5.1 (not mega expensive DOT4 either), so don't assume that DOT5.1 are better.
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Re: Changing brake fluid - how often?

oh ok, cool didn't know that. I always thought 5.1 was the best around.
But the other day I bought some Dot 4 and it had written synthetic on it, and found it strange... Aspecially since it said it is still compatabile with normal dot 4.

Cheers for the info.
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hehe, well on my rolla back in Malta, we used to quarter mile race every week and hill climb events every month - so the best you could find was always worth it.

Here are some of our regular Maltese events (though I am there no more)
http://picasaweb.google.com/nadir.sy...illClimbTaQali

this is one of my favourites:
http://picasaweb.google.com/nadir.sy...vingMaltaStyle

Sorry for the two seperate posts...
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Re: Changing brake fluid - how often?

For road use I'm struggling to find anything with a higher boiling point (wet & dry) that Castrol Super DOT4.
Just a shame that it seams Halfords don't stock it anymore.
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Here are some of our regular Maltese events (though I am there no more)
http://picasaweb.google.com/nadir.sy...illClimbTaQali
TaQali `strip`..... The Old Man was there with the RAF when the Regia Aereonautica came over and dropped a 500lb bomb next to him. ( amongst hundreds of other bombs)

It didnt go off ( obviously) I think Fiat had a hand in it, but it sort of had build faults on delivery

Apparantly the Fiat engined bombers used to come over at very high altitude to avoid rain and fears of water entering the double skin..........

( All true except the last para, allegedly
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Hehe, yaeh the ta qali strip is turned into a quarter mile track now - hehe.
Many uk people seem to have some history or story involving malta.
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