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Old 10-18-2000, 07:41 PM   #1
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Post What kind of brake fluid?

I have to replace my rotor brake pads and SS brake line,since the rotor is all wone out, and I would like to change the brake fluid when I replace the new SS brake line. I would like to use Dot.4 fluid to the new system, but which one is best?
I'm using a EBC green stuff brake and a aftermarket sloted Bermbo disc!!
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Old 10-18-2000, 07:55 PM   #2
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Best for what?

Best at any price? Castrol SRF. AP Racing 600 is pretty darned good too.

Best for an extremely low price? Valvoline Synpower.

There's lots of good fluids in between. Low budget racers use Ford Super Duty Blue, it has a great dry boiling point but very low wet boiling point, so you have to bleed and change it often.
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Old 10-18-2000, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Colin, but how about Motul 600?
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Old 10-19-2000, 10:27 AM   #4
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I have a question but its brake fluid related and thought it would be seen here quickly. I was buying brake fluid and saw some DOT6 (I think) synthetic that said it was 'not for use with ABS' what about ABS would make it care about Brake fluid??

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Old 10-19-2000, 10:49 AM   #5
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Ben-- never used it personally (or Castrol SRF for that matter ) but by all reports it is good stuff.

Big Tee-- Silicone-based fluids may erode seals used in ABS braking systems. If it's a synthetic glycol-based fluid that won't be a problem though.
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Old 10-19-2000, 09:19 PM   #6
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Where have you guys been. The best DOT4 is ATE Superblue or ATE TYP 200 (spelling for TYP is correct). It gives you 50 degrees more that than standard DOT4. Used it in my M3 for years. The Superblue has blue dye and the TYP 200 is gold, like regular brake fluid. The two colors make flushing easy and it runs between $10-$15 per liter. It's also ABS safe.
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Old 10-19-2000, 09:54 PM   #7
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Super Blue Racing is the best fluid on the market except for the Castrol SRF. However the Castrol is wwaayyyyy overpriced.

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Old 10-19-2000, 10:41 PM   #8
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Ok, I'm an idiot when it comes to this topic. What are the advantages of going to a better brake fluid?
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Old 10-20-2000, 12:35 AM   #9
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Totally Agree with ColinL....Ford SuperDuty Dot 3 for F350 trucks...Basically it is MOTUL repackaged...The reason you ask??? Ford Designed their older F350 Trucks with their Brake Lines near the exhaust...therefore heating up the brakefluid...Ford had a Recall and instead of Changing out the lines..(which would have cost more) they got Better fluid..Just FYI...
Circa 1996/7 F350...wow..I knew something...LOL...
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Old 10-20-2000, 07:28 AM   #10
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Better fluids generally have better wet and dry boiling points. Meaning, that after it's been in your car for 3 years, and absorbed a little moisture, it won't boil after hard use. I putting the Valvoline mentioned above in this weekend. Very good dry boiling point for the money.
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Old 10-20-2000, 10:28 AM   #11
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special on superblue (someone sent to me) http://www.thepartsconnection.com/specials.htm
$7.95 a litre
I did not buy any yet, so buy at own risk, have no idea if company any good.
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Old 10-20-2000, 10:37 AM   #12
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DOT 4 baby

DOT 5.1 for everyday use.

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Old 10-20-2000, 01:51 PM   #13
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I couldnt find it in our owners manual.

How much fluid is needed for 99 RS brake systems?

Im putting in new rotors,pads,and lines mine as well change the fluids.
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Old 10-21-2000, 12:37 AM   #14
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Folks, ATE is a major maker of brake components, as well as fluid. Their stuff is leggit. BMW uses it as an OEM fill, but not the higher boiling version. BTW, the price of $7 and some change is excellent.
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Old 10-21-2000, 11:53 AM   #15
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Interesting that no one posted NEO Super Dot 4 fluid. I've used this for the last year in the RS. Good wet boil point and is reasonably priced.
Though ATE and Ford have better price points.

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