Accession Number:

AD1007438

Title:

Brake Fluid Compatibility with Hardware

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jun 2011,19 May 2014

Corporate Author:

US Army TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (SwRI) Southwest Research Institute San Antonioi United States

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Report Date:

2014-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This task evaluated the compatibility of Army Silicone Brake Fluid MIL-PRF-46176B, DOT V, SAE J 1705 with a commercial Heavy Duty Anti-Lock brake system. There have been reports of possible high temperature degradation of the MIL-PRF-46176B, DOT V, brake fluid that have led to deposition and filter plugging, and subsequent braking system filter collapse. Testing of a Hydraulic Power Brake system with MIL-PRF-46176 silicone brake fluid confirmed a manufacturer claim that the fluid was incompatible with the power brake hardware. Testing with a DOT III brake fluid did not reveal any evidence of particulate formation.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE