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    Does anyone know what this brown sealant is called and where you get it? This sealant is semi-imprevious to brake fluid. It is used on straight thread bleeders to give just a bit of thread friction to decrease the amount of brake fluid oozing from the threads during brake bleeding functions and provide a barrier that resists bleeder corrosion and freezing.

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    Never heard of that being used in in Motorsports or automotive service. Perhaps Aerospace?
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    I have never see any brake fluid oozing from BMW bleeders

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    https://www.vibra-tite.com/

    the red stuff is most likely VC-3(4)(5)
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    It is, unfortunately a common problem when vacuum type bleeders are used at the wheel. When you crack open the bleed valve, sometimes air is drawn in through the now loose threads.

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    Maybe this stuff? Never used it but the literature indicates it is used on brake fittings:

    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-5921.../dp/B0002UEOP0
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    Quote Originally Posted by markn View Post
    Maybe this stuff? Never used it but the literature indicates it is used on brake fittings:

    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-5921.../dp/B0002UEOP0
    that stuff is white, don't think it stays soft enough for maintaining seal while threading/unthreading like on a brake bleeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeD View Post
    https://www.vibra-tite.com/

    the red stuff is most likely VC-3(4)(5)
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