This seems to be turning into an argument between two camps, each of which is becoming ever more eager to prove the other wrong. This is irrational.
Clearly some people have had problems with silicone fluid (myself being one of them). Others have not. Why should that be contentious? Supporters of silicone fluid almost appear to have an agenda to push the stuff, and will not accept that others have good reason, based on their own experience, for disliking it.
In the process of this twisted debate, I have had to endure various insults, derogatory comments and snide remarks for merely stating the facts of my experience with it (it leaked!), particularly from those whose opinions I would normally respect.
I find this irrational behavior, coming as it does from a group of supposedly intelligent people, very odd.
I am perfectly happy to accept that some people have used silicone fluid for years with no problems. For some people, however, this seems to be regarded as proof that those who HAVE had problems with it are somehow deluded.
Hugo Miller - rebuilding an imported Series II OTS & converting to RHD