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03 Apr 2013 19:30 #14228 by Proton_Ice
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Hi all,

I need to change my brake fluid.
What kind of product do I need to use ?
What kind do you use ?

Thanks,

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03 Apr 2013 19:52 #14229 by Kiln_Red
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Here is a popular brake fluid. Never personally used it, but I wouldn't have any objection to using it in my own car.

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04 Apr 2013 00:24 #14238 by xstepson
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I use the Super ATE Blue and the Amber as well. It works well.

I have also used the Castrol LMA and that is really good as well.

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04 Apr 2013 10:36 #14248 by wallyp
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Castrol LMA is my first choice for normal street usage, the ATE Blue/Gold for serious track usage.

Use only fresh fluid. NEVER EVER use silicone brake fluid. Synthetic fluid is fine - silicone fluid isn't.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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04 Apr 2013 17:13 #14254 by Proton_Ice
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Thanks Guy, that helps me a lot.

My fist use is, of course, for the road, but i take a track course with PCA.
After that course, it may open with a more advanced course depending of my experience after the first one.

after reading your experience i'am hesitate between Castrol LMA or ATE Super Blue.

ATE Super Blue seems to be better then DOT4 but is not DOT 5.1 !
Same for Castrol LMA !

If i anderstanding you, ATE seems superior then Castrol may be for the Boiling point ?

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04 Apr 2013 22:10 #14256 by wallyp
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Many people who use their 928 on the track occasionally will use ATE, alternating Blue and Gold at each change, so that it is very obvious when the fluid change is complete.

That is, you use perhaps Blue just before the first track weekend, then change to Gold just before the next track weekend, or at the annual (or every other year) fluid change.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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05 Apr 2013 19:07 #14259 by Proton_Ice
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Thanks Wallyp, i will follow your advice. It's a good ideas to change between Blue and Gold.

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10 Apr 2013 08:21 #14294 by Ducman82
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I use the blue stuff.... :-P

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12 Apr 2013 19:53 #14319 by Proton_Ice
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Hi,

I buy the 1 Litter blue and the gold spair bottle for the next time..
I use the blue today and use the procedure brake bleeder.
I baught the break bleeder before and follow the procedure.
All is done now. :D

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01 Jul 2013 19:26 #15241 by Vince
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Is it permissible to mix BRANDS of brake fluid as long as DOT rating is the same, and not silicon?

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01 Jul 2013 22:19 #15242 by the flying scotsman
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Is it permissible to mix BRANDS of brake fluid as long as DOT rating is the same, and not silicon?


Buy new bottles of brake fluid of the same brand and bleed all calipers and clutch with a power bleeder then you'll know for sure the system is good for at least 2 years :)

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06 Jul 2013 14:44 #15284 by pcar928fan
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When bleeding, start with the caliper farthest away from the master cylinder and work your way to the closest caliper. I agree on the Blue/Gold idea and that brand.

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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