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Old 10-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Brake Fluid and SS Brake Lines

Went to Cayuga for the first time today. After a couple of laps I noticed how garbage the OEM brake fluid is with relation to track driving. I'm running EBC slotted/dimpled rotors with HAWK HPS pads. I've never been happy with the setup (although hearing good things about) but I think that is the result of the OEM fluid, brake lines and possibly air in the system.

What fluid would you guys recommend for a DD and occasional "track rat"? I've heard good things about Super Blue (I think that's the name)? Also, what brand SS brake lines. I know SS brake lines are significant to a brake setup so I wanna make sure I'm not getting anything garbage.

P.S. After several laps I popped the hood and noticed fluid on some parts of the engine bay, such as the strut tower, brake fluid reservoir, ATF cap, and a bit on my intake (by the MAF). It was very little (with most of it on my strut tower) but it from what I could make of it, it seemed to be brake fluid. I'm almost positive I boiled the brake fluid, but is it normal for it to spew out a bit from the reservoir if over-heated?
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:44 AM   #2
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Put ATE SuperBlue fluid in. You won't boil that stuff!

As for SS Lines, I got a set from Rocco at RMP for a little over $100. Or you can order a good set from Bimmerworld, Turner Motorsport etc.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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No worries, I still had fun, it wasn't busy at all, quite empty actually .

Yup, seems like Superblue is the way to go. I'm guessing it doesn't matter what brand SS lines than eh. Was that $100 for the front and back?

By the way, Kurt, you ever experience brake fluid spewing out on track days?
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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We sell, a few different brands of s/s lines for your car.

Also use super blue, motul 5.1, and RBF 600 brake fluids.


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By the way, Kurt, you ever experience brake fluid spewing out on track days?
Definitely never had that happen. You could of boiled yours, or maybe it was overfilled.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #6
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Can't go wrong with Stoptech lines either. Got mine from BMP.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:34 PM   #7
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Apperciate the responses guys. Gonna pay Rocco a visit.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #8
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I've run super blue for a couple years in different cars on multiple track days. I've broken control arms, wheels bearings, bushings and fuel pumps, but I've never boiled super blue!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:14 PM   #9
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I use Motul 600, it's got a higher boiling point than Superblue. The only stuff better than Motul is Castrol's SRF, but that's at least $80 per litre and for really hardcore trackers.

I use Goodridge stainless lines, not sure what RMP sells but they cost me (industry cost) over $200. Retail is over $300.

Consider changing your pads. Hawk HPS isn't really track worthy, it's a street pad. If you want Hawks, get at least HP+. I use Vortex pads. They're local to the GTA and made up a compound specifically for the type of track/street driving I'd be doing, for a wicked price (no import duties).
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Is it ok for a regular street car to use stainless steel brake lines and how about the brake fluid... does the lower temperatures impact it in any way..
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Is it ok for a regular street car to use stainless steel brake lines and how about the brake fluid... does the lower temperatures impact it in any way..
Yes it's fine, but a waste of money.
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Im thinking of going for a few track days.. oh and doogee i pmed u
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