Best Brake Fluid for the Track - Page 2 - EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums
EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums
Go Back   EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums > Racing > Track
Home Register Forum Store Members List Calendar Auto Loans vBGarage Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Track Discussion for track driving techniques, events and results.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #11
BBQMAN
Member
 
BBQMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
iTrader: (0)
Location: Montreal
Posts: 34
Castrol SRF has long been the industry standard as the best. Their exclusive rights to the formula expired several years ago so there are more companies marketing that fluid at better prices.
Gulf Competition from the UK is one of those.
That said, most people don't have to spend this money on BF.

ATE super blue is a great start, but if you exceed it abilities, RBF600 is the most widely available racing fluid right now and does the job 95% of the time.
Alternatives are PBR BF600 Racing Fluid- Identical to RBF600 but way less expensive.
RBF660 works real well too.
BBQMAN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #12
SiliconTek
Forum Addict
 
SiliconTek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
iTrader: (100)
Location: Autocrossing Somewhere
Posts: 8,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiliconTek View Post
The problem with Motul RBF600 is that it is simply too hygroscopic as a long term solution (absorbs water). It is one of the BEST fluids for performance applications, but I wouldn't use it unless on a dedicated track car or unless you plan on changing it more often.
I made that statement and fell into the "I have read that this is how it is" crowd without having any personal experience with it. In 2011 I am resolving to break the tradition of "I read this is the best/worst" and be a little more subjective. I got a great deal on some Motul RBF600 and decided it was time that I give it a try. I don't like trying to sell something that I haven't tried and after many positive reviews from cycles to off-road vehicles, I am going to give it a shot. I change my fluid regularly anyhow, I am going to run it through the summer and then see how it is holding up. So far I have ran the ATE Super Blue Racing and OEM, hard to tell color change on the blue stuff but also never had any gunking issues.
SiliconTek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #13
Z K
Forum Lackey
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,612
+1 Definitely try out different things.

I've found that regardless of whatever fluid it is, I change it every other track day. Everything overheats - just depends how hard you push it. I used to burned up ATE fluid in my CIVIC on the track. I can only imagine it would boil over a lot quicker in an Evo. The RBF600 overheats as well but the overhead is higher.

The Evo is extremely hard on brakes and it is one of the weak points to having a heavy car with lots of power - you need some heavy duty stuff to reduce speed quickly.

Having used the ATE and RBF600, next on my list is the Endless or Project Mu stuff. Project Mu pads are now the pads of choice for me, maybe their fluid is good as well.
Z K is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-25-2011, 09:54 PM   #14
SiliconTek
Forum Addict
 
SiliconTek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
iTrader: (100)
Location: Autocrossing Somewhere
Posts: 8,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z K View Post
Having used the ATE and RBF600, next on my list is the Endless or Project Mu stuff. Project Mu pads are now the pads of choice for me, maybe their fluid is good as well.
I looked at the Endless stuff but it is pretty spendy!
SiliconTek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #15
Z K
Forum Lackey
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiliconTek View Post
I looked at the Endless stuff but it is pretty spendy!
Yeah, which is why I haven't tried it yet. lol
Z K is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #16
Z K
Forum Lackey
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,612
Alright, I just ordered the Project Mu G Four brake fluid. I found a place to get it for a decent price. It is nearly 1/2 the price of the Endless but with higher heat ratings. Seems cool that it is green but will turn clear when it overheats. Makes it really easy to tell when you need a flush.

I usually go through brake fluid very fast. I buy RBF600 by the CASE. If I can change fluid less often, this is well worth it.

Now I just need a track day to try it out.


Last edited by Z K; 01-27-2011 at 09:53 PM.
Z K is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #17
wilson1
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z K View Post
Alright, I just ordered the Project Mu G Four brake fluid. I found a place to get it for a decent price. It is nearly 1/2 the price of the Endless but with higher heat ratings. Seems cool that it is green but will turn clear when it overheats. Makes it really easy to tell when you need a flush.

I usually go through brake fluid very fast. I buy RBF600 by the CASE. If I can change fluid less often, this is well worth it.

Now I just need a track day to try it out.

so when's the next trackday?
wilson1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake fluid change? logitech80 Evo X General 45 10-13-2013 02:18 AM
How many bottles of brake fluid for flush? Capone Evo X Wheels, Suspension & Brakes 1 09-28-2010 05:45 PM
Brake Fluid ????? bondoa6 Evo X Wheels, Suspension & Brakes 7 08-27-2010 05:47 PM
brake fluid? BigStevbowski Evo X Wheels, Suspension & Brakes 27 03-08-2010 12:10 AM
Brake Fluid Leaking All over my RIMZ!!!!! meat_EVO Evo X General 10 01-20-2009 03:26 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:27 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.