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Old 09-19-2019, 02:45 PM
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What’s your preferred brake fluid for astreet car running corvette c5 brakes
I’m about to dive into this swap and it’s the last item I need
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:43 PM
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Just about any DOT3 and up rated fluid will work, but if I'm doing a complete system, after flushing all the lines, I would go with the DOT5 silicone fluid. Used it on a Harley restoration and was impressed with the brake feel and the plus of the silicone being a water repellent and doesn't damage paint.

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Old 09-20-2019, 06:22 AM
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Draw back to the silicone dot5 is that everybody has to know that is what is in the system. It is not compatible with Dot anything lower than 5. Mix them and you have problems.
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Another 3 to 9 years should finish it.
In year 10. Added FITech Fuel Injection. 40K miles and going strong.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:16 PM
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Started the swap today
Will have the system bled in about one hours worth of work

Pretty simple and easy swap
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Looks good. Can you use 15" rally wheels?
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No sir
The 17inch ramblers I have barley fit
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Looks great. With all due respect, compared to the OEM on the Elkys, they are big.
However, big brake refers to 6 piston calipers.

I have Brembo 4 piston calipers on my Camaro SS and 4 piston Wilwood on my Elky.

Curious, would the current Camaro SS /Vette Brembos have worked?
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You can find DOT4 witch has a higher boiling than DOT3 if you’re worried about heat.
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I seem to recall reading somewhere that the rubber seals in a DOT 5 system are different

if this wiki article is correct, I was not aware that it is not ABS compatible
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fluid

and apparently DOT 5.1 IS backwards-compatible with some DOT 3/4 fluid but not DOT 5
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