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    I am doing total drum brake system replacement on 62 Hawk. I plan to use Bosch ES16 brake fluid. How many quarts would be needed to fill and bleed the system?

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    The volume in the lines is miniscule. Wheel cyls in total, maybe 8 oz, master another 8 oz, wasted fluid due to bleeding correctly...another 8?

    I would say 2 pints to be safe?

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    • #3
      I just did a quick Google on it. Interesting stuff. But so far, I don't see anything about it's hygroscopic properties. But maybe that's why it's rated for 3 years instead of 2.? And it's not that expensive. I'm due for a flush myself, and want to know more. As far as volume, a quart should do you.
      Ron Dame
      '63 Champ

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      • #4
        What U.S. DOT Rating is ES16? Maybe it is European? Compatible with DOT 3 & 4 or DOT 5?
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner
        SDC Member Since 1967

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        • #5
          Click image for larger version  Name:	Bosch ESI6 Flyer_Page_2b.jpg Views:	0 Size:	88.2 KB ID:	1893543 Click image for larger version  Name:	Bosch ESI6 Flyer_Page_1b.jpg Views:	0 Size:	117.6 KB ID:	1893544since it's tested by cute girls, I'm going to try some. Bosch also makes very good quality balanced brake rotors. When I did a search for brake shoes their web site did produce a part number match for 1962 Studebaker Hawk.
          Last edited by Videoranger; 05-07-2021, 04:13 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Videoranger View Post
            I am doing total drum brake system replacement on 62 Hawk. I plan to use Bosch ES16 brake fluid. How many quarts would be needed to fill and bleed the system?
            I went through 2 pints with my 62 Hawk, but I have a dual master. I did want to make sure I flushed a lot through it to remove any machine scarf from all the new parts. I stored the excess in it's bottle into another container with two large bags of desiccant. Can we use LMA Castrol in our cars? It was recommended when I had the Rover with the Girling brakes.
            "Man plans, God laughs".

            Anon

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            • #7
              It says it's Coverage is for most Brake Systems AFTER 1989.
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner
              SDC Member Since 1967

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                It says it's Coverage is for most Brake Systems AFTER 1989.
                I bet that is a lawyer required statement. it appears to be superior to any of the DOT ratings, and if any of us have ANY brake components ( except drums) older that 1989, the cars need to be off the road and have new/refurbished parts before they get out of the driveway. My bet, is with new/ rebuilt cylinders/ calipers, and new hoses ( preferably steel lines too) this is better than anything that was available then.
                Ron Dame
                '63 Champ

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                • #9
                  According to the chart, it boils at 518 degrees below zero. That doesn't seem like a good idea.
                  RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      That's a tilde Roy, not a minus sign. It means approximately.
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                      • #12
                        It's supposed to be squiggly, isn't it?

                        I also have a sense of humor, albeit somewhat warped, others tell me.
                        Last edited by RadioRoy; 05-07-2021, 11:15 PM.
                        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


                        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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