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Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Published August 14, 2012 by SAE International in United States
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This SAE Standard covers motor vehicle brake fluids of the nonpetroleum type, based upon glycols, glycolethers and appropriate inhibitors, for use in the braking system of any motor vehicle such as a passenger car, truck, bus, or trailer. These fluids are not intended for use under arctic conditions. These fluids are designed for use in braking systems fitted with rubber cups and seals made from styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), or a terpolymer of ethylene, propylene, and a diene (EPDM).
Document revision was considered necessary to harmonize SAE J1703 and the SAE J1704 specification.
Appendix C is further expanded to include information on the Rubber Test Cups (RM-3a) in Section C.4, for their preparation, handling, and storage, and Figure C1, for their design dimensions for the rubber cups.
Specification requirements are made clearer and easier to find using a tabulated format.
Greater specification detail is given for the referee materials used in the test methods and issued in a separate document to make future document revisions simpler.
The stroking test has been withdrawn as it no longer reflects current technology. However, it is considered important that this draft include archival information on the test and its’ characteristics, should the test be redesigned for modern and future technologies. See Appendix G.
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid Based Upon Glycols, Glycol Ethers, and the Corresponding Borates|
Data Sets - Support Documents
|Unnamed Dataset 1|
|Unnamed Dataset 2|
|Unnamed Dataset 3|
|TABLE 1||SAE J1703 TEST PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS|
|TABLE A1||STANDARD CORROSION TEST STRIPS|
|Unnamed Dataset 6|
|TABLE C1||FORMULATION OF RUBBER COMPOUND|
|TABLE C2||PROPERTIES OF RUBBER COMPOUND|
|TABLE D1||FORMULATION OF RUBBER COMPOUND|
|TABLE D2||PROPERTIES OF RUBBER COMPOUND|
|TABLE E1||TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER (TEGME) BRAKE FLUID GRADE (RM-71)|
|Unnamed Dataset 12|
Brake Fluids Standards Committee
The scope of the Brake Fluids Standards Committee is to develop and maintain relevant standards; recommended practices and information reports related to non-petroleum based brake fluids covering: The requirements of fluids for use in the hydraulic brake systems of motor vehicles; the handling, dispensing, and packaging of such fluids; service maintenance using such fluids. These documents are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the changing needs and requirements of the industry.
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