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Re: Subject: Silicone Brake Fluid vs. ATE Super Blue
Glen, from my experince Supe Blue is totally compatible with other DOT 4
brake fluids. I am using it in my 993 presetnly, which has been to approx.
4 race track driver's education events so far. Pedal is firm, and system
bleeds/flushes out fine. Several local track junkies run it too; I feel the
bad stuff is silicone (DOT 5) fluid, not Super Blue. I haven't gone this
far on the Quattro - but I do use Castrol LMA.
What makes it higher temperature I think is the same principle that makes
higher weight oil survive higher temperature (i.e., lower viscosity).
Ray Calvo (email@example.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro
In a message dated 96-08-01 11:31:27 EDT, you write:
<< From: Glenn Lawton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 1996 10:40:51 -0600
Subject: Silicone Brake Fluid vs. ATE Super Blue
Sorry to have to ask again, but I am still confused.
I gave my mechanic a litre of ATE Super Blue, but he
didn't really want to install it. He has many other
customers that track their cars, and said that
several (Porsche) guys used to run it, but had
problems (undefined), so they switched back to "regular"
Since I have always run "regular" DOT4 at the track
and have been OK, I took the cautious route, and
did it again.
However, I think perhaps that the Porsche guys had
problems with silicone DOT5, not with ATE Super Blue,
which, as far as I can tell is:
Am I nuts? Am I confused? What's wrong with high
temperature DOT4? How do they make it high temperature?
1990 20V QC