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Old 03-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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What type of brake fluid?

About ready to flush my brake fluid but confused on what type to get. All the searches talk about ATE Super Blue. I've got blue fluid now so I will flush with amber. Will the ATE SL.6 work? Or am I making too big a deal about this. None of my local stores carry ATE so I'll have to order it. Or will any DOT Type 4 fluid work? Car is not driven hard and up here, the weather neither gets too hot or cold, if that matters. I supposed I can get the fluid from the dealer but I'll probably pay an arm and leg (paid $30 for a gallon of Porsche coolant at the dealer a while back).

Edit: The SL.6 is a low viscosity fluid if that makes any difference.

Edit #2: Or should I use this: ATE TYPE 200 Amber Brake Fluid is designed to excel within the extreme demands made on a race vehicle or by high performance drivers and exceeds all DOT4 standards. It is compatible with and will mix well with most DOT3, DOT4 or DOT 5.1 fluids.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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If you are not taking it to a race track, any name brand standard DOT 3/4 fluid will do you fine. Even at that, I have used Valvoline DOT 4 fluid from a local parts store before going to the track, and it was just fine.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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If you are not taking it to a race track, any name brand standard DOT 3/4 fluid will do you fine. Even at that, I have used Valvoline DOT 4 fluid from a local parts store before going to the track, and it was just fine.
Says right on the resivouir DOT 4 ONLY.

I just used Napa heavy duty dot 4. Flushed in great.

Made a HUGE difference. Bought the car in October. No idea when or if the fluid was flushed. My pedal is now solid as a rock compared. RR caliper had air in the inside chamber. Glad I finally did this!!!!!!!!!!
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I have used ATE Blue for as long as I have owned my car since new, and have some serious track miles on mine. Never a problem.
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I alternate ATE Blue and Silver. Makes it easy to tell when the new fluid has reached the bleeders.
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