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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveZX6r View Post
    So I realized the other day that this stuff is clear. Isnt UV supposed to be bad for brake fluid? I thought that was why the OEM tubing is always black.
    the temperature in the clear tube will be much lower from direct sunlight, than the temperature of the fluid in the calipers while under heavy braking.
    if you're really that concerned, you can get a btrake fluid with a higher boiling point.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Yeah I wasn't talking about temperature Jim. I realize how much heat gets generated in the calipers. I meant the actuall sunlight itself. I had heard in the past that sunlight actually breaks down brake fluid over time. I doubt it would be an issue as long as you flush your system when your suposed to anyways, but was curious if there was any truth to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by NPDCPA View Post
    Then why is the reservoir clear?
    They aren't, stock ones i've seen are usually opaque.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveZX6r View Post
    So I realized the other day that this stuff is clear. Isnt UV supposed to be bad for brake fluid? I thought that was why the OEM tubing is always black.
    My glasses block UV yet appear clear... UV is in a range you can't see, kinda like to infrared light many 'opaque' plastics are transparent, etc.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    ... ok so is uv harmfull to brakefluid or not? lol that was all I was asking.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    if it is, it's negligble.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Thanks pete.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Humidity will corrupt it before the UV gets a chance to break it down.

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    UV light is more valuable with marchesinis.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Life is more valuable with marchesinis!

    Your a bad influence jim...

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