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      06-17-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Brake fluid question

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I currently daily drive my 128i and like to do a lot of spirited driving and plan on doinng several track days this year. would you recommend using the ATE TYP 200 Brake Fluid?

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Any DOT 4 or DOT 4+ rated brake fluid will be fine.

Do not use DOT5 fluid!!
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Any DOT 4 or DOT 4+ rated brake fluid will be fine.

Do not use DOT5 fluid!!
I know its acceptable to use, I just wasn't sure if people had experienced it and either liked or disliked it. Honestly not fully sure what to expect from a different fluid
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Well... ATE also makes a BLUE brake fluid... which helps out when flushing your brakes... you can see the color change and know you have the new fluid at each brake caliper. Personally I just watch for fresh clear brake fluid. It's not hard to see.

IF you flush your brakes yourself... use a pressure bleeder and be aware that you might need to use a scan tool to purge your ABS block thru INPA.
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Unless you're fast enough to boil the fluid, any fresh DOT4 fluid is better than the best fluid after a couple years.
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Well... ATE also makes a BLUE brake fluid... which helps out when flushing your brakes... you can see the color change and know you have the new fluid at each brake caliper. Personally I just watch for fresh clear brake fluid. It's not hard to see.

IF you flush your brakes yourself... use a pressure bleeder and be aware that you might need to use a scan tool to purge your ABS block thru INPA.
Unfortunately, the blue version is illegal in 'mericuh!
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Well... ATE also makes a BLUE brake fluid... which helps out when flushing your brakes... you can see the color change and know you have the new fluid at each brake caliper. Personally I just watch for fresh clear brake fluid. It's not hard to see.

IF you flush your brakes yourself... use a pressure bleeder and be aware that you might need to use a scan tool to purge your ABS block thru INPA.
Very good to know, i just bought a full set of everything from ECS on sale, and i will be doing it all my self and have INPA set up
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I'm on this, https://www.boschautoparts.com/docum...0-91edb62866a3

And to be fair I used it because it was the only 5.1 I could find on-hand stocked part anywhere (Autozone was the only store stocking 5.1 fluid). They no longer stock this and I bought my last 2 cans for $3 each.
Zero problems or complaints on my end. Handles 150mph+ quick stops just fine.
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I'm on this, https://www.boschautoparts.com/docum...0-91edb62866a3

And to be fair I used it because it was the only 5.1 I could find on-hand stocked part anywhere (Autozone was the only store stocking 5.1 fluid). They no longer stock this and I bought my last 2 cans for $3 each.
Zero problems or complaints on my end. Handles 150mph+ quick stops just fine.
Unless something has changed... DOT5 brake fluid doesn't mix well with DOT3 or DOT4 fluids. That's why you should stay away from them.
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I'm on this, https://www.boschautoparts.com/docum...0-91edb62866a3

And to be fair I used it because it was the only 5.1 I could find on-hand stocked part anywhere (Autozone was the only store stocking 5.1 fluid). They no longer stock this and I bought my last 2 cans for $3 each.
Zero problems or complaints on my end. Handles 150mph+ quick stops just fine.
Unless something has changed... DOT5 brake fluid doesn't mix well with DOT3 or DOT4 fluids. That's why you should stay away from them.
5.1 is fine, 5 is not.
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I use ATE TYP 200. Been through many track days with the stuff without issue. Would recommend.
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I use only ATE 200 or Motul. Both are excellent.
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Anybody use the special low viscosity fluid our cars actually call for? Like the ATE SL.6.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/sl6...-liter-ate-sl6

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Anybody use the special low viscosity fluid our cars actually call for? Like the ATE SL.6.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/sl6...-liter-ate-sl6
I have 2 bottles of the ATE SL6 sitting on my bench right now. Going to do a full flush when I put these new rear rotors/pads on.
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Fluid viscosity

I went with Motul RBF600. Big mistake. Great fluid for summer, but when we hit a cold snap last December, the brakes were hard to modulate, and the clutch was extremely sluggish, even with the CDV delete. Next time, it will be low visco fluid for me!
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I went with Motul RBF600. Big mistake. Great fluid for summer, but when we hit a cold snap last December, the brakes were hard to modulate, and the clutch was extremely sluggish, even with the CDV delete. Next time, it will be low visco fluid for me!
Fortunately the car will no longer be seeing winter, so hopefully is fine in storage with the ATE 200
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I went with Motul RBF600. Big mistake. Great fluid for summer, but when we hit a cold snap last December, the brakes were hard to modulate, and the clutch was extremely sluggish, even with the CDV delete. Next time, it will be low visco fluid for me!
Fortunately the car will no longer be seeing winter, so hopefully is fine in storage with the ATE 200
My father ran Typ 200 (or SL.6?) along with Super Blue Racing (man, that stuff is brilliant, but illegal) in his E39 540i with no issues. Once this round of Motul 600 is out of my system I'm putting Typ 200 in it (much less pricey than Motul)...
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My father ran Typ 200 (or SL.6?) along with Super Blue Racing (man, that stuff is brilliant, but illegal) in his E39 540i with no issues. Once this round of Motul 600 is out of my system I'm putting Typ 200 in it (much less pricey than Motul)...[/QUOTE]
Great to know thank you! Unfortunately because of customs and duties and such my $600 order quickly turned into $800
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Anybody use the special low viscosity fluid our cars actually call for? Like the ATE SL.6.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/sl6...-liter-ate-sl6
Yeah, Rudy Duss of Duss Brothers insists on it. As I understand it the very small passages in the ABS system call for it. I'm guessing it's Pentosin like the power steering fluid. Probably not an issue in warm climate. If I did more track time I don't think I'd hesitate to go to something like Motul 600 since my car's summer driven only.
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