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Old 03-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Brake fluids: What does everyone use?

i recently changed my brakes and i wanted to flush the system. i was trying to figure out what would be the best reasonably priced brake fluid tu use.

ate superblue is a dot4, which means it needs to be flushed more often.

ATEŽ Super Blue (DOT 4) has a dry boiling point of 536F and a wet boiling point of 396F.

where to find it?
price?

My next option in high temp fluid was

in the Ford form. The ford specific brake fluid is available in 500 or 550 degree dry boiling point. i guess alot of drive fords and ride there brakes till they melt

price is 6.99
available at: your local canadian tire.

i went with the ford stuff, so far so good.

but i'm interested to see what others use and their results.

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Old 03-26-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Motul, don't know if I need it or not, but whatever. It seems to work well, my mechanic recommends it, and he's never steered me wrong.

Plus I get to say I have fancy Motul fluids.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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drivers edge on boundary sells ATE super blue.

i use super blue and havent experienced any fluid overheating yet!
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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I use ATE also.
Blue or yellow - you can alternate colors between fluches so you can be sure when the old stuff is out and the new stuff is in.

FWIW, a Motive power bleeder is the DIY way to go. Bleeding your brakes can be done in about the same time as it takes to change your oil, oil filter, and air filter (not including time to get the car up on jack stands!)
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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Motul, why you might ask well besides the reputation for their product, their opening flash video has WRC Subaru's in it
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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+1 for Drivers Edge.

ATE Super Blue is great. I know many people using it. Personally I use Motul RBF600 or sometimes RBF660 for the higher boiling point.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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only bad thing I heard about the blue is that it turns your res blue, but you can always run the gold which is the same and it shouldn't make the colour change on your tank drastic or at all.

so not really a bad thing unless your picky about that kinda stuff
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:22 PM   #8
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:40 PM   #9
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Motul 5.1
same here...did try Motul 6 but not like it...
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #10
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^Wth is Motul 6? lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:51 PM   #11
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Motul, i read alot about this too and it seems to be the choice among performance enthusiasts.

what's the cost for a small bottle?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #12
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I've used Motul RBF 600 for many years and it seems to work pretty well for me.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #13
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I tried Motul 8 for a while but it made my brakes work too well and I was tired of the ABS always kicking in.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:22 PM   #14
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I tried Motul 8 for a while but it made my brakes work too well and I was tired of the ABS always kicking in.
Funny, I had the same problem when I installed an aftermarket brake pedal. Maybe because it was carbon fiber?
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:26 PM   #15
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only bad thing I heard about the blue is that it turns your res blue, but you can always run the gold which is the same and it shouldn't make the colour change on your tank drastic or at all.

so not really a bad thing unless your picky about that kinda stuff

I like the fact that it is blue then you don't get some dumbass trying to put some low grade crap in there.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:47 PM   #16
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I like the fact that it is blue then you don't get some dumbass trying to put some low grade crap in there.
I resolve that by not letting dumbasses near my car
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:56 AM   #17
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I use whatever Dale's alignment uses .. Lol
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:00 AM   #18
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:48 AM   #19
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I use Castrol GT-LMA for Dot4.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:12 PM   #20
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:33 PM   #21
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I have used Motul 5.1 and now ATE SuperBlue. No discernable difference in feel from the butt dyno obviously, but easy to tell when the bleed is completed visually
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #22
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:53 PM   #23
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RBF600, but about to think about this again for the summer season. The Ford HD stuff has a high dry boiling point, but there was a huge downside too I think with the compressibility compared to many other fluids. I don't have the information right in front of me.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #24
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I have some of that unreasonably expensive castrol, but I don't drive hard enough to take advantage of it. Next bleed will probably be ATE or motul.

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same here...did try Motul 6 but not like it...
You mean 600? What didn't you like about it, specifically?
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