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Old 05-02-2019, 08:51 PM
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Brake fluid. Which?

Seems that one of the preferred is ATE Super Blue but I only find the ATE Type 200 Amber Brake Fluid and ATE SL.6 DOT4 Low Viscosity. Any of those two?

Any other good readily available in Advance or similar?

I am at Miami, FL. Looking for something good and better than cheap DOT3 but on budget.

03’ AP1 stock. Used for street driving on Friday and Saturday.

Will also replace the clutch line with SS. In near future will replace brake lines with SS too. Any recommendations on a budget.
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Typ 200 is the same thing as SuperBlue, just not blue. Superblue was always illegal in FL- most companies would not ship it to FL when I lived there. It became illegal nationwide a few years back. DOT regulations state brake fluid must be clear or amber in color.

I have been alternating between Superblue and Type 200 for several years (ATE had 2 versions for flushing- 1 blue, 1 amber, so it was obvious when all the old fluid was flushed out). I have no complaints (other than I recently used my last bottle of Superblue). It holds up well in street driving with occasional track use, lasts a couple years in street applications, and is fairly cheap. Amsoil recently released a fluid that has slightly better numbers than Typ 200, and with a preferred customer account, is around the same price.

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RBF600 ...or 660 if you want to get crazy.
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Originally Posted by s2000Junky View Post
RBF600 ...or 660 if you want to get crazy.
And that is what brand?

Don’t want to go crazy nor racing. Just something good and better than cheap DOT3 fluid, for street driving.
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Racing fluids for a street car is just unnecessary, just get a known brand regular DOT4 or DOT5.1 (not DOT5) that is more than enough.
While you are at it suck out the clutch fluid reservoir and put some fresh fluid in there as well, unless the line is bad I wouldn't replace it.
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Originally Posted by flanders View Post
Racing fluids for a street car is just unnecessary, just get a known brand regular DOT4 or DOT5.1 (not DOT5) that is more than enough.
While you are at it suck out the clutch fluid reservoir and put some fresh fluid in there as well, unless the line is bad I wouldn't replace it.
Line is good. But why not replace it???
Maybe doesn’t worth the money, but why not to?
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Have you replaced every other part of your car already?
Stainless clutch line doesn't really make any improvement over stock and if the stock already is good, yeah why would you replace it.
New SS brake lines makes sense though.
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Have you replaced every other part of your car already?
Stainless clutch line doesn't really make any improvement over stock and if the stock already is good, yeah why would you replace it.
New SS brake lines makes sense though.
Another question then. Why SS brake lines makes sense?
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They can improve feel and it's also a safety thing, an old line bursting at the wrong time can be catastrophic.
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