Extracts from Papers by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) www.sae.org
Silicone based brake fluids have demonstrated performance characteristics that are improvements over current brake fluids. They do not absorb water through elastomeric brake hoses, and their boiling point and low viscosity do not change in service. The tendency toward brake system corrosion and vapour pressure of silicone fluids are minimal. Silicone fluids are compatible with brake system components and will function as an effective brake fluid even when mixed with glycol brake fluids. SAE paper No. 740128 G.R.Browning Electric Corp.
An examination of the properties desired in an ideal brake fluid indicates a near perfect fit with the properties of polydimethysiloxanes, commonly referred to as silicones. A 168 car fleet operating over a seven year period by Dow Corning, silicone brake fluid has accumulated over 2.6million miles without maintenance. Examination of the hardware from selected vehicles has indicated that: (1) flush filling using a variety of bleeding techniques can reduce corrosion, increase brake system life and provide improved performance at low temperatures. (2) pure silicone systems will essentially eliminate brake system wear and corrosion for at least 70,000 miles with service periods in excess of 100,000 miles being feasible. SAE paper 780661 Holbrook & Sloun Dow Corning Corp.
Automec DOT 5 SBF
1. Lasts a lifetime, does not need changing
2. Guarantees consistent performance
3. Will not damage vehicle paintwork
4. Will not easily catch fire
5. Inhibits corrosion