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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Anyone know if it's common for brake cylinders and resevoirs to have magnesium in them?

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PBR Performance Racing brake fluid should not be used in cylinders or reservoirs with high magnesium content.


That's from http://www.pbrperformance.com.au/RacingBrakeFluid.htm

Wondering if I can use that fluid in my mountain bike and motorbike...

According to http://www.pbrperformance.com.au/ProductCatalog.htm it's fine to use in the EF wagoooon...

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:31 pm 
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One way of seeing if the Mg content is high is to file some off and light it with a BBQ lighter ( gas one ). If it burns quick and a very bright/blinding light, then it has a high content of Mg. This isn't exactly a scientific way of telling, but gives an indication.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:37 am 
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cjh wrote:
One way of seeing if the Mg content is high is to file some off and light it with a BBQ lighter ( gas one ). If it burns quick and a very bright/blinding light, then it has a high content of Mg. This isn't exactly a scientific way of telling, but gives an indication.


lol FFS if you do this DONT LOOK DIRECTLY AT IT!!!
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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:03 am 
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Hmmmmm... Really not keen on filing off any of the metal. I guess I'll take a chance!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:08 pm 
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Hmmmmm... Really not keen on filing off any of the metal. I guess I'll take a chance!


Why don't you try Motul DOT 5.1. It can be used in a system for DOT 3 or 4. I use Castrol Super DOT 4. It works OK.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:53 pm 
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cjh wrote:
twr7cx wrote:
Hmmmmm... Really not keen on filing off any of the metal. I guess I'll take a chance!


Why don't you try Motul DOT 5.1. It can be used in a system for DOT 3 or 4. I use Castrol Super DOT 4. It works OK.


I could, but we don't sell it at work - which means I don't get it for cost... I like to buy the best I can (regardless of weather I need it or not) - but at the cheapest I can too...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:04 pm 
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We use Wurth brake fluid at work. It smells like Uzo. Its the weirdest smelling brake fluid.

 

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