ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid is a great product for the enthusiast driver all the way up to the competitive club driver. 100% synthetic fluid is specifically designed to resist the high temperatures of racing brakes and clutch systems. The elevated boiling point of ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid (593°F) enables effective braking even under the extreme conditions of competition. The very high wet boiling point (420°F), is superior to conventional brake fluids and provides a particularly efficient braking system in rain/high humidity environments.
Comes in a 1 liter can - more than enough to do the entire car and have some left-over.
Note: ATE Super Blue and ATE Type 200 (Amber) Brake Fluid have identical characteristics but are different in color. To assure that you have flushed out all of the old fluid in your system, alternate between the two every time you change your fluid.
Carl's Technical Notes on Silicone Brake Fluid: DOT 3 and 4 based brake fluids are hydroscopic and will absorb and hold water and still function (although the water molecules lead to rust within the brake system). These are Poly-glycol based just like glycol-based antifreeze. Silicone-based fluids are non-hydroscopic meaning that they will not absorb or mix with water. When water is present in a silicone-filled brake system it will create a water/fluid/water/fluid sequence in the line. Because water boils at approximately 212º F, the ability of the brake system to operate correctly decreases, and the steam created from boiling water adds air to the system.
It is important to remember that water may be present in any brake system. Every system should be bled on occasion to ensure that any water in the system is removed, but this is especially important of systems running silicone. They should be bled annually.
Poly-glycol type fluids (DOT 3 and DOT 4) are 2 times less compressible than silicone type fluids, even when heated. Less compressibility of brake fluid will increase pedal firmness.
So, what are the reasons to go to a Silicone Brake Fluid? "Given that the silicone fluids have a softer pedal, and more frequent brake bleeding is recommended, why should I change?"
The only reason to change to a silicone fluid is to increase the boiling point of your brake system because you are a performance driver or a racer. If you have noticed that repeated hard braking has turned your brake pedal into mush, then it is safe to assume you boiled your brake fluid, and your pedal went soft as a result. Bleed all the old fluid out and replace with fresh, clean, dry new silicone fluid.
DOT REQUIREMENTS FOR BRAKE FLUIDS:
DOT 3 Dry Boiling Point 401ºF; Wet Boiling Point 284º F
DOT 4 Dry Boiling Point 446º F; Wet Boiling Point 311º F
DOT 5 Dry Boiling Point 500º F; Wet Boiling Point 356º F
DOT 5.1 Dry Boiling Point 518º F; Wet Boiling Point 375º F
ATE SUPER BLUE SPECIFICATIONS:
Dry Boiling Point - 536°F; Wet Boiling Point - 396°F
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