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2003S 08-16-2013 08:43 AM

Crap, I'm Illegal.
 
Who knew ATE Super Blue was illegal?

It Took The US Government 15 Years To Realize This Brake Fluid Is Blue

tonycarreon 08-16-2013 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 2003S (Post 357640)
Who knew ATE Super Blue was illegal?

apparently not the government, who created the law...

BYprodriver 08-16-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by 2003S (Post 357640)

Not to worry, change is gonna happen! Obama is working on a amnesty program already! :ah:

haz 08-16-2013 09:36 AM

is this, for realz? :confused:

HAUSIDMT 08-16-2013 10:28 AM

I hope this is a joke, the reasoning is because the amber or colorless is less likely to get confused with other vehicle oils. AND BLUE DOESN'T COMPLY WITH THIS!!!!

2003S 08-16-2013 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by haz (Post 357646)
is this, for realz? :confused:

Looks legit, and just stupid enough to be true.

southernstar 08-16-2013 11:09 AM

Maybe they thought it was too reminiscent of Jimmy Jones and the infamous blue Koolaid! Having said that, I think that those in government who make these ridiculous regulations should be required to taste-test it regardless of the color. Same with anti-freeze. If drinking that doesn't kill you, it is likely to leave you blind and then color won't be such an issue!

Brad

thom4782 08-16-2013 12:36 PM

FMVSS 116 says brake fluid must be clear or amber in color. The color clause of the has been in effect for at least 2 years and perhaps much longer. Brake fluid manufacturers must have known this.

BTW: The purpose of the color standard is to distinguish brake fluid from any other car fluid because of its safety role. Blue is banned as a brake fluid color because windshield washer fluid is blue. Pretty reasonable when you think about it.

haz 08-16-2013 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by thom4782 (Post 357670)
Pretty reasonable when you think about it.

Not reasonable to take 15 years to find out

jb92563 08-16-2013 01:17 PM

So now Blue is black market product and should cost 10 times as much...perhaps someone would like to buy a half quart of Blue from me for $100 :p

I guess we will need to use UV dye and a black light when doing brake flushes.


Home made UV dyes

trimer 08-16-2013 01:23 PM

I think brake fluid should be speed yellow - Danger? Thoughts on making that happen?

woodsman 08-16-2013 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by trimer (Post 357680)
I think brake fluid should be speed yellow - Danger? Thoughts on making that happen?

there's a body fluid that colour...

BoxsterSteve 08-16-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by woodsman (Post 357684)
there's a body fluid that colour...

Boiling point is too low, though!

madmods 08-18-2013 05:44 AM

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Eric523 08-18-2013 08:17 AM

a) ATE already makes a gold colored equivalent to their blue fluid.

b) 15 years ago the ATE fluid made sense to use, but now there are a handful of better brake fluids available that don't break the bank.

Cloudsurfer 08-18-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Eric523 (Post 357907)
a) ATE already makes a gold colored equivalent to their blue fluid.

b) 15 years ago the ATE fluid made sense to use, but now there are a handful of better brake fluids available that don't break the bank.

There are better, but they still break the bank..... i.e. Motul RBF600....

Eric523 08-18-2013 10:44 AM

a total of $30 more to fill the car? Hardly the breaking of the bank in my opinion. Back 15 years ago the only other great solution was Castrol SRF at $100 a liter. That was what I considered breaking the bank.

Mark_T 08-18-2013 05:12 PM

Apparently still available in Canada.


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