Has anybody ever tried MIL-H-5606 hydraulic fluid in their brakes? This is red mineral-based hydraulic fluid commonly used in aircraft systems, most notably brakes.
It seems to me this would work just fine, and at $5 a pint to $20 a gallon, this would be a lot better than buying dinky bottles for $8-$10 at the LBS.
I did find this thread, but didn't see if anybody had tried it.
FWIW, aircraft brakes don't get used all that much, but the systems tend to be small, lightweight, and MUST work especially when used for a long, hard braking (as in a long-landing or aborted takeoff and you're about to go off the runway). Seems to me this would be an effective alternative (and one I already have in the garage ).
Thanks and Happy New Year. - AJ
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