I find it interesting that I read this post minutes after reading Magura's FAQs:
>Hi guys, I have tuned my MAGURAs with motorcycle brake liquid. What do you think about it? Thank
>you for buying in the near future another set of MAGURAs! Why? Heck, what you have done will for
>sure destroy the inner seals of your MAGURAs because the brake liquid is very aggressive. Never use
>brake liquid on your MAGURAs neither on the rim nor on the disc brakes. Only use MAGURA blood
>mineral oil (which is even biodegradable, because we respect our environment) or low viscosity
I'm guessing that Auto brake fluid would do the same thing... I'd err on the side of caution and use
good old Mineral Oil on my very important brakes...
Chris Champion Vision R40 SWB Double Vision R85
Torsten Lif <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:<[email protected]
> OK, so this is a VERY late follow-up to this thread and I fully understand the issues some have
> with re-beating dead horses, but...
> IF you're hard-put to find suitable replacement oil for Magura hydraulics in the US, go to some
> local BMW service shop and ask for their power-steering/brake-booster hydraulic oil. BMW and Audi
> both use (at least in some models) a combined hydraulic system for brake- and steering servos. I
> know this the hard way, from having owned an old Audi with leaking steering boosters. The "BMW"
> oil I bought once was considerably thinner than the "Audi" grade I usually got, and the $20 quart
> ran through the Audi's leaks in a week whereas the "Audi" stuff would last about a month. BUT,
> during the brief period I had that "BMW" brand bottle of oil sitting in the trunk, waiting for
> when I'd need to pour it in, I sheared a Magura line on the Linear and had to refill+bleed.
> Knowing how hard it was to find Citroen stuff (I was living on Long Island, NY, at the time), I
> used some of the "BMW" stuff and it's still in the Magura system today, 6+ years later.
> OK, so maybe German stuff isn't much better than French in the US right now, but at least there
> are a lot more BMW's than Citroens on the roads, so there should be shops.
> Ian D wrote:
> > Blimey - you're right - a country with no Citroens - how queer
> > From http://www.execulink.com/~dtierney/wmc/Magura/geninfo.htm
- lots of Magura info for
> > americans:
> > "Magura Oil, which is filled into the brakes in Germany is greenish - Shell Naturelle.
> > Unfortunately Shell USA doesn't sell (import) that same stuff. Shell USA says that this
> > (environmental friendly) oil is too expensive for the American market. Magura USA could get it
> > in a special load (a boat load?) but it probably would last to the year 3000.
> > Magura USA searched high and low and ended up with Finish Line Shock Oil No 5, which is actually
> > a mineral based synthetic oil and is of a reddish colour. Finish line shock oil is also
> > environmental friendly and if you can trust the folks at Shell, it will mix with the original
> > Shell stuff. It also has a better lubrication value than even the original German Shell. "
> > ...too expensive - how depressing Finish line stuff is probably pretty costly too given it's
> > niche.
> > Probably best to use cheese then
> > ian
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