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Old 06-12-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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Recommendations for brake fluid and properly bleeding

So I'm getting ready to bleed my brakes on my evo x...I'm just wondering whats a good brake fluid for mostly street driving and 3-4 track events per year? I'm thinking ATE super blue is a cost effective brake fluid...Anybody have other suggestions? I'm looking to buy something that suits my needs and not buying something that I won't need

Also, as far as bleeding is concerned...is it okay to jack up one side at a time and bleed one wheel at a time? The reason why I ask is because I don't know if I will have the space to jack up the whole car and remove all 4 wheels

And one more question...I know the brakes and clutch use the same reservoir...do I have to bleed the clutch if I bleed brakes? I'm pretty sure you don't but I just wanted to check just in case....I know the clutch fluid doesn't require as much maintenance as brake fluid....unless your AWD launching the hell out of the car all the time haha, which I don't do

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Old 06-12-2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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ATE Super Blue (and Typ 200 which is the gold version) are cost effective and seem to work fine for me. For proper bleeding, you really do want all four wheels off at the same time for ease of bleeding. That's mainly because there is a specific order, and you have to bleed through that order at least once. I usually do two rounds to make sure I flushed everything. But if that's not possible, then doing one wheel at a time is probably ok, just flush a lot at each wheel until you are more than positive it's all new fluid.

Also, I didn't bleed my clutch fluid - anyone else have recommendations on that?
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:03 AM   #3
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ATE Super Blue (and Typ 200 which is the gold version) are cost effective and seem to work fine for me. For proper bleeding, you really do want all four wheels off at the same time for ease of bleeding. That's mainly because there is a specific order, and you have to bleed through that order at least once. I usually do two rounds to make sure I flushed everything. But if that's not possible, then doing one wheel at a time is probably ok, just flush a lot at each wheel until you are more than positive it's all new fluid.

Also, I didn't bleed my clutch fluid - anyone else have recommendations on that?
thanks for the reply LAX...is there anything over the counter that you would recommend?
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We didn't do anything with the clutch on a recent swap to Super Blue. You'll want the car up on jack stands.
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Thanks, anybody use speed bleeders here? I'm thinking of picking up a set...do they really work as advertised?
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Thanks, anybody use speed bleeders here? I'm thinking of picking up a set...do they really work as advertised?
They do... I put speed bleeders in both my Evos when I put in the stainless steel brake lines. It made bleeding easy and I was sure no air got back in the system. Peace of mind is...
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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They do... I put speed bleeders in both my Evos when I put in the stainless steel brake lines. It made bleeding easy and I was sure no air got back in the system. Peace of mind is...
Do you have a part number by any chance? I went on speed bleeders website and the application list is like 20 years old....
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I can do better, we have a vendor that specializes in parts for Evos... go figure.

http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merch...ory_Code=20900
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:17 AM   #10
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similar here, i bought ss lines and 2 bottles of motul rbf. isn't brake fluid like acid? Is it a diy level job?
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