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Old 02-07-2006, 10:26 AM
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hmmmm.....ive never changed the brake fluid in my car...
ive also seen somewhere that if u r gonna track ur car, u should use certain kind of brake fluid( ) what effect does difference in brake fluid have??? thanx.
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Originally Posted by jasonw,Feb 7 2006, 11:44 AM
What made you go with Mobil 1 over Redline for the diff?

And I thought the "severe" intervals were 1/2 of what you quoted... I guess I'll check again but, I've been using much smaller intervals.
I've used Redline back in the diff too. Didn't have any complaints about it. The thing I like about M1 is the availability. I can pick up a bottle at any corner Autozone/Kragen/Pep Boys....etc.

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I'm sure of the service intervals. Straight outta the book, page 150.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by riceburners2001,Feb 7 2006, 12:26 PM
hmmmm.....ive never changed the brake fluid in my car...
ive also seen somewhere that if u r gonna track ur car, u should use certain kind of brake fluid( ) what effect does difference in brake fluid have??? thanx.
Brake fluid should be changed at 45k intervals (again "severe schedule" MY00).....or right after a serious track day. Race brake fluid has higher boiling points than OEM, which helps to reduce brake fade as they get hot. Once you boil the brake fluid, it is done.

As I recall, the race fluid is more hydroscopic as well which means it will need to be changed more often. At 45k miles, my ATE looked almost as good as the new fluid I replaced it with.

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:29 AM
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Ahhh okay. Thanks!!!
ATE brake fluid is awesome sh*t...
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by riceburners2001,Feb 7 2006, 02:26 PM
hmmmm.....ive never changed the brake fluid in my car...
ive also seen somewhere that if u r gonna track ur car, u should use certain kind of brake fluid( ) what effect does difference in brake fluid have??? thanx.
The brake and clutch fluid change is in the owners manual and I'm drawing a blank right now so I won't quote anything. I change brake fluid before every track day and use ATE super blue. I have changed a number of peoples fluid that don't track and the standard DOT 3/4 fluid will work just fine. Good luck.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:35 AM
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Im sort of confused about the diff fluid. I have 4.56 gears and im about to change out the fluid that ramjet put in there for another brand as im almost done with the break in period. i live in so cal so the tem range is usually 55-80 from winter to summer, I always warm up my car before driving it hard or even fast, i have about 5-7 mins of driving under 40mph when leaving my neighborhood, and i think that would be adequate to warm up the diff fluid. Someone mentioned problems with the le607 and that was the fluid i was going to go with but i would like other reccomendations if theres another fluid that suits my needs better than the le607. thanks.
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:26 PM
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where do i get the ATE brake fluid??? local auto part store should have it??
thanx.....
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by riceburners2001,Feb 7 2006, 08:26 PM
where do i get the ATE brake fluid??? local auto part store should have it??
thanx.....
Autobacs has it. I called them about it last a couple weeks ago.

Otherwise you can get it from the S2Ki marketplace.

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:21 PM
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Most auto parts stores Ive gone to do NOT have it. They do have Valvoline DOT3/4 which works okay, though!
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by HOTRODS2000,Feb 7 2006, 02:33 PM
The brake and clutch fluid change is in the owners manual and I'm drawing a blank right now so I won't quote anything. I change brake fluid before every track day and use ATE super blue. I have changed a number of peoples fluid that don't track and the standard DOT 3/4 fluid will work just fine. Good luck.
the brake and clutch fluid are actually the same thing. it's DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. you can use it for brake and clutch.
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