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Old 07-21-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Just upgrade rotors/pads.. now wat brake fluid do i use?

hows it going... well after 24K miles on the stock pads/rotors the sti needed some new toys... i upgraded to hawk hps all around and powerslot rotors all around.. now, i know i need to bleed the system still and all that nonsense, but wat brake fluid do u recommend? i have SS lines im putting in also...

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use a daily driver, with occasional spirtited driving

Here is a comperison i found

im not sure wat i accually need... any help is def appriciated!! thanks!!!
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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We have found that ATE Superblue is a great all around fluid and it's inexpensive too.

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Old 07-21-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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We have found that ATE Superblue is a great all around fluid and it's inexpensive too.

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how much do u recommend buying to change everything and keep me alive, lol
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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Bump... ok so i did alittle research and it seems ate goes for about $9.50 per liter.. how many liters are recommend for system flush?
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:47 PM   #5
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@ $10 to $12 a liter, ATE Super Blue seems expensive to me.

I, and many others, use Valvoline SynPower and you can get it for under $5 a quart, or roughly 1/2 the price of the ATE Super Blue.
http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=51

Works great, no problems. You can probbaly have more than enough w/1 quart to bleed the entire system, but I would get 2 as a back-up. If for any reason you have trouble bleeding the brakes and go through more fluid than you expected, you won't have to go run out to get more in the middle of the job, which I always find to be a PITA.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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Concur with Samurai Jack. The Valvoline Synpower stuff can be found at any auto parts place or Walmart, is significantly cheaper than ATE (or Motul or whatever else people recommend), and I've found it works as well as (if not better than) ATE Super Blue on track.

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Old 07-21-2006, 01:16 PM   #7
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thanks for the input guys... i'll go check walmart out today
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:21 PM   #8
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I use Valvoline synpower too, like what was said, it's cheap and works well. I can bleed the fluid three times for the cost of more expensive stuff.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:04 PM   #9
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I've used and cooked the Motul RBF600, heard good things about the Super Blue (Pat, Egmar recommended it), but I have been running the Castrol SRF for almost two years. Expensive stuff at $80-90 a liter, but you don't have to change it as often (my experience). Matter of fact, I'm going to flush and refill soon, but I'm still on the original liter I put in after cooking the Motul.

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Old 07-21-2006, 07:47 PM   #10
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valvoline synpower or ate blue should be all you need
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #11
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got my self 2 liters of valvoline synpower $10.00 total!!
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It all seems expensive too me.

If you don't boil some basic DOT3 or 4 such as Valvoline or other why are you wasting so much money? Your brakes aren't going to know the difference.

"if you don't boil what you're using, you don't need higher BP fluid"
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