This SAE Standard describes the performance and part requirements for elastomeric seals used in highway vehicle disc brake calipers. Seals covered by this specification may be the solid section type (square, rectangular, O-ring, etc.) mounted stationary in the cylinder bore or on the movable piston. The specification contains the following major sections:
Sections 2.1.1 and 4 of this specification have been updated to create a reference to SAE J1703 and SAE J1704 where previous revisions listed the referee brake fluid formulation for DOT 3 fluid only. The industry is trending towards use of both DOT 3 and DOT 4 for global applications, and the formulation of the referee fluids is changing more rapidly. A direct reference to the brake fluid specifications will provide more accurate information as these referee brake fluid formulations change.