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Post by Gripper924 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi, first post. Bought my Puma in the summer and have taken it off the road for the winter to work on.

I've had the cambelt changed and now looking to change the oil and brake pads.

Will Mobil 1 Super FE 5W 30 do the job (currently on special at GSF) ?

For brake pads Mintex M1144 but is that for rear drum brakes also?
I want some high temperature brake fluid too - any recommendations?

Thanks in advance, I'm well pleased with the car so far!
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Post by gingerdave » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:46 pm

Are you intending to do a lot of track days?Mintex pads should ba ok would just use standard shoes at the rear.Why do you want to use high temperature brake fluid it has to be changed regularly as it absorbs moisture quite quickly and dot 5 fluid is adequate for any road car with occasional track use.Just be sure any flexible brake hoses are in good condition or uprated.
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Post by YOG » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:47 pm

DOT 5 is a silicone based fluid and should not be mixed with glycol-based brake fluids. If you change to DOT 5, you will need to fully flush the system, and possibly also change all the seals. However, DOT 5.1 is a glycol-based brake fluid, and can be mixed with other glycol-based brake fluids.
The advantage of DOT 5.1 over the standard DOT 4, is that it has higher Wet and Dry Boiling Points, in fact, they are higher than DOT 5 silicone based fluid.
Explained in depth here:
https://pagid.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... -fluid.pdf
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Post by Gripper924 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Thanks for reply, so are you saying DOT4 should be adequate? I am looking at doing a couple of track days a year.
Will check the state of the hoses, good point. And will get Mintex pads for front only.
Would you go fully synthetic oil or stick to semi for a couple of track days per year?
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Post by gingerdave » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:05 am

If you haven’t done trackdays before then I would recommend spending a few £s on driver instruction .Will knock seconds off your lap times,far more than car mods.
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2.3 diesel Sierra mine all it’s life
Bemani Exige 275 bhp and just 900 kilos so 305 bhp/ton😍
Escort Mk2 which is slow
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Escort mk 1 which is not slow
Shagged out Peugeot 405
Citroen BX which is busted
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