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Old 02-20-2009, 02:30 AM
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Default Brake fluid?

Going to be putting on the DT BBK and some rear stainless lines soon. Figure I should change out the 40K fluid in there .

Daily driven car, Whats a good fluid to use and how much will be needed?

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:36 AM
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40K wow..yeah, time for a flush. 1QT ATE Gold or if you are feeling extravagant 2 x 500ml Motul 600.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:43 AM
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Motul only stuff I recomend...


Dont do the ATE blue....
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:46 AM
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CASTROL SRF Racing Brake Fluid

If you want the best !

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900F...Comparison.htm

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:19 AM
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CASTROL SRF Racing Brake Fluid

If you want the best !

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900F...Comparison.htm
I am going to look into that!

When is the first time this flush should happen? I am at 26k now in my car. Dont think it has been done before, it is possible though
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:52 AM
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Normally I would not post this stuff but this is brakes!!
WARNING

IF YOU HAVE ABS/ASC OR ABS/DSC IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO "FLUSH"YOU SYSTEM WITHOUT A SCAN TOOL(DISPlus, GT1 OR MoDIC)OR SIMILAR DEVISES.

THOSE THAT ARE REFERRING TO FLUSHING ARE MERELY CHANGING THE FLUID IN THE MASTER CYLINDER, CALIPERS AND BRAKE LINES ONLY. NOT A TRUE "FLUSH".
IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY FOR YOURSELF CONTACT A BMW/DEALER OR A BRAKE SHOP AND TALK TO THEM.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:42 AM
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CASTROL SRF Racing Brake Fluid

If you want the best !

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900F...Comparison.htm
Thats stupid expensive brake fluid. perfect for your race only car but so much overkill for a street car or even a track day.

I can buy a case of Motul and do 6 changes for the cost of one fluid change with the SRF.
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Ya it is expensive and maybe overkill but like we have never done that before on our MINIs

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i use super blue, whats bad about super blue? just curious

and whats the difference between the gold and blue?



Also, whats so bad about expensive brake fluid if it works well? the castrol stuff that is? besides money
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yeah, if I'm gonna spend a bunch of cake on a BBK I think I'll go spend a little extra on the good fluid
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i use super blue, whats bad about super blue? just curious
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Super Blue works fine. I've been running that stuff on my last couple of cars and never had an issue...
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I boiled my superblue 10 minutes into a Dragon run last year.... pucker up, buttercup.... I either need big brakes or better fluid or more cooling or all of the above... planning to try Motul 600 next...
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I never boiled a super blue... not even after 15 laps on the 'ring...

If you get a super blue to boil in road conditions you either have something going terribly wrong with your brakes, or you didn't flush the lines properly...
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Maybe... but with all due deference to the Ring..... it doesn't have a hard braking point every couple hundred feet with no straights ever... driven hard, the Dragon is more like a 15 minute long autocross session... my fluid has held up fine on the track....
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