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Old 06-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Brake Fluid- Choices

Time to change the front pads and flush the brake fluid. My first choice of fluid, ATE Super Blue.
I love that the color makes it easy to know when it's fully flushed and it's considered a very good Super DOT4 which is exactly what I am looking for.

However, I've come to the conclusion that ATE Super Blue is too hard to get in Australia. No one will ship it internationally either.

I've also heard that certain products are considered better? There's a couple of Castrol products considered excellent.

Does anyone have any of their own experiences with certain fluids? (Super DOT4 specifically)
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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Time to change the front pads and flush the brake fluid. My first choice of fluid, ATE Super Blue.
I love that the color makes it easy to know when it's fully flushed and it's considered a very good Super DOT4 which is exactly what I am looking for.

However, I've come to the conclusion that ATE Super Blue is too hard to get in Australia. No one will ship it internationally either.

I've also heard that certain products are considered better? There's a couple of Castrol products considered excellent.

Does anyone have any of their own experiences with certain fluids? (Super DOT4 specifically)
I use RBF600, pretty happy with it but it might be a bit overkill if you're not tracking your car.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:19 AM   #3
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Go for the RBF600 as its readily available and cheap.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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I like RBF600 good pricing and widely available like Cortina said. I think Project Mu is good aswell. SRF too expensive I have used it once but can't justify the price but from memory its very high wet boiling point may lead to it lasting longer with less replacements so it may balance out...
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
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AP Racing 600 If you want good fluid for big brake work. Or AP Racing 5.1 or Castrol SRF for street and track days
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DOT 5.1 which in specification is rated "safe" for a DOT 4 system.. I wouldn't do it.
After trying DOT 5.1 I found it held heat well, after draining it out... To swap out to brass guides/bushings it literally ate away my calliper seals!
Ended up rebuilding all the seals on the car.
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Use the cheapest dot4 you can buy. For street use its all the same
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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I'm thinking the RBF is the way to go! Cheers guys!
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