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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ralf S.:
<strong>No. All DOT 5 is silicon based and non-hydroscopic</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes - but what we are saying is that Dot 5 is different from Dot 5.1, and it is confusing that they have similar names. Like, Dot 5.1 would be better called Dot 6!!
This from the people who make Dot 5 for classic cars:
"Automecs Silicone Brake Fluid repels moisture, so unlike standard polyglycol brake fluids (DOT3/4 & 5.1) it never needs changing. Rust and corrosion are inhibited because moisture is kept out of the system, and the high boiling point of 260c (500f) is maintained throughout the life of the product, ensuring consistent, long-term, safe performance. Conforms to the highest acknowledged standards, the US Dept. of Transport (DOT)5 Standards as well as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)116 and US Military Standard MIL B46176 and has been standard issue in US Military vehicles for over 15 years.