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Old 06-01-2012, 02:48 PM
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I have never heard anyone suggest not using the ATE stuff...........
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:05 PM
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wow first I heard of that; when I had the r56 front brakes, SS lines and rotors put in, the MINI tech (who is now an Independent Shop) told me to get the ATE Superblue rather than the stock fluid; and he worked for MINI for almost 10 years before going out on his own, so I'd think he'd know what's what. Gonna ask him if he's heard about this for sure............
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:44 PM
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Yea it seemed a bit ridiculous to me when i heard this as well so i figured id inquire on here, also called my friend who has been a mini service advisor for many years in multiple dealerships and has also worked with ddm. He gave me the green light stating he has never heard of a single issue caused by non oem brake fluid/or ate fluid but non oem coolant can cause serious issues due to the high operating temp of the mini engines.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:58 PM
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Hahah, this is pretty hilarious considering Ate makes the OEM MINI brake calipers.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:14 PM
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lol yup, I found that out reading the bentley manual section on bleeding the brakes
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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Amsoil 600 series is the best fluid out there. This statement comes from many cars of all different types and classes that we work on at my shop. ATE Super Blue is the next best...
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:32 PM
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Amsoil..........lol
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:48 PM
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Hey really quick if your doing this yourself, I can give you valuable information.


DONT DRAIN ALL THE FLUID COMPLETELY OUT!!!! you will get bubbles in the ABS and it's almost impossible to get them out, took me an hour in total and you CANNOT get it totally firm by doing it the old school way of pumping the pedal while a buddy bleeds the system.


Second buy a vacuum bleeder it makes life 1000% easier and if you do get bubbles in the ABS system it's been the most effective way I have found to get them out.

Hope this helps dude and best of luck!!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:09 PM
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I can vouche the bubbles in the abs suck lol
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:13 PM
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I could imagine

Have put a few hundred miles on since doing the flush and feel only improvement so im assuming all went well lol

Motive pressure bleeder is sure as hell worth the $50, i was shocked at how fast and easy it turned out to be
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:53 AM
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Amsoil..........lol
600 series sir the lower stuff is no good
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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Very similiar specs as the ATE stuff and way more expensive. Never bought the whole Amsoil koolaide thing.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:51 PM
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In our time attack car we have boiled the super blue, we have yet to do it with the amsoil. I agree that some of the amsoil products are garbage. For example DO NOT use their break in oil!!!
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