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By VRB_20kt
#1876066
cockney steve wrote:put out a bowl of antifreeze(,pref. blue) -without bittering agent,let nature and Darwin take their course. :twisted:
p.s. iirc dot5 is primarily for racing and has a very short life (6 months?) and is silicon-based.

…and not compatible with DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5.1.

Edited for correction to compatibility.
By MikeW
#1876415
cockney steve wrote:put out a bowl of antifreeze(,pref. blue) -without bittering agent,let nature and Darwin take their course. :twisted:
p.s. iirc dot5 is primarily for racing and has a very short life (6 months?) and is silicon-based.


That is too dreadful a thing to suggest even in jest. There are maniacs who leave anti freeze out to poison cats horribly.

Why would dot5 silicone (not silicon) have a short life? Never heard that suggested before. Quite a lot of people do use it in aircraft to overcome any compatibility problems with different types of seal. Horrible stuff, like any silicone it is very difficult to remove all trace of it if it gets in the wrong place, but it does seve a purpose.
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