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Old 07-13-2017, 06:12 PM
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Default Brake Fluid for RV-12

I just received a quart of MIL-H-5606 brake fluid from Wick's Aircraft. There is no label, or brand or anything else on the bottle other than "MIL-H-5606 BRAKE FLUID". It does not say "5606-A" which is what the RV-12 Maintenance Manual specifies. Did I get the right stuff?
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:05 PM
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Back in my military days MIL H5606 was red hydraulic fluid. It is used in lots of hydraulic equipment but I never worked on brake systems. Well the RV12 has hydraulic brakes so there ya go. I am on finish kit inventory so you are way ahead of me.
I am curious to the answer to your query though.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:07 PM
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If it is blended to the MILSPEC it doesn't matter who manufactured it. You have the correct brake fluid.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:18 AM
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OK RFSchaller. So if it does not have "-A" is it still the right fluid?
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:05 AM
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Yep. I put it in mine.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:57 AM
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Ok guys, thanks for the response. Wick's must buy this stuff in bulk and package it in these non-branded bottles.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:31 PM
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I believe -A is an obsoleted spec and I think were now on -G or -H rev, so Wicks prob hasnt bothered changing their bottles. That said, call 'em up.

I think mil aircraft are on Mil-PRF-5606H super clean stuff.

BTW 5606 is a hydraulic fluid, not necessarily "brake fluid" like a DOT 3,4,5 etc.....
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:06 PM
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A is indeed the revision to the document. The most current rev is H. Don't ask me what changed unless you want to pay me for my engineering services!😜
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