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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I shall be getting a Goodridge brakeline kit installed at my Evo service on Tuesday. Should I stick with the dealers recommendation of DOT 4 fluid, or should I go for DOT 5.1 as a lot of others have?
Will using DOT 4 have any detrimental effects?

Mike
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Get yourself some Castrol SRF , its bloody expensive
but worth its weight in gold. If you get fluid fade using this,
your surname is Makkinen.


Justin
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Fireblade,

I use AP DOT 5.1 which is considerably less expensive than SRF and has held up OK on trackdays. It seems a good compromise - personally I wouldnt go for DOT 4, but I guess if its road use only it wont be a problem.

Darryl.
 
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I have good experience with ATE Blue racing brake fluid in my cars, no more fading on the track.
René
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
SRF is better, but the ATF stuff is very, very good.

Nothing else is though - these two are your top choices
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
srf can fade (especially if you don't change it regularly)
who makes this ATE and how does the price compare? (srf $100nz a can here)
sounds interesting

thanks
andrew
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Andrew,

SRF can boil also. But not in my setup. Cooling is key...

STill, I flush it through every track day, and replace it every few months!
 
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RC use ATE Blue,and Clive is the last of the late brakers,he really abuses his brakes,he said that the Blue is fantastic ,does'nt boil,no loss of pedal feel ,or degedation.
 
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Also look at Brembo LCF600 (which I stock BTW) , 316 deg c dry boiling point and 204 deg c wet boiling point. I wud advise changing brake fluid at least every 6 months 2 retain best performance , but if u trackday frequently change every track day. This may seem excessive , but the massive heating and cooling cycles occuring during racing type use causes the brake fluid 2 absorb moisture from the air at a much gr8r rate , this will translate in2 fade and soft pedal.
 
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