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Old 08-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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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

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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Who knew ATE Super Blue was illegal?
apparently not the government, who created the law...
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is this, for realz?
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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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!!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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is this, for realz?
Looks legit, and just stupid enough to be true.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
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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!

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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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.

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Pretty reasonable when you think about it.
Not reasonable to take 15 years to find out
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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

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


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I think brake fluid should be speed yellow - Danger? Thoughts on making that happen?
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I think brake fluid should be speed yellow - Danger? Thoughts on making that happen?
there's a body fluid that colour...
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there's a body fluid that colour...
Boiling point is too low, though!
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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.
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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....
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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.
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