Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Cam Motion
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis All suspension, brakes and chassis discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
Soloshawn
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kenmore, Washington
Posts: 148
Hi Temp brake fluid

They suggest high temp brake fluid for use on track days. What type and brand do you suggest?
Soloshawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
rockrau
 
rockrau's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss red
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: perkasie pa
Posts: 356
MOTUL RBF 600

$15 per 1/2 litre on Amazon
rockrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
So Cal Camaro
So Cal Race Team
 
So Cal Camaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS/RS/1LE Ashen Grey
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
Posts: 3,234
I've used the Wilwood 570 brake fluid with good results. I was thinking of switching to the stuff Pete at Pedders recommends....I would have to find the thread that had the name...
__________________
So Cal Camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
Synner


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: May 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 3,329
Used motul the last time and it seemed like it was only my pads that were fading/cooking. No clutch issues either. Got upgraded pads and another flush before the next track day planned.
Synner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
Erik@Torq
 
Erik@Torq's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 SS + '04 Z16 Z06 S/C
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miramar, FL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to Erik@Torq
Motul RBF 600, Wilwood 600, Superblue or Castrol SRF. Cant go wrong with any of those!

/Erik
Erik@Torq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
Soloshawn
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kenmore, Washington
Posts: 148
How many bottles of 1/2 liter do I need to replace the brake fluid before I order?
Soloshawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
Erik@Torq
 
Erik@Torq's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 SS + '04 Z16 Z06 S/C
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miramar, FL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to Erik@Torq
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soloshawn View Post
How many bottles of 1/2 liter do I need to replace the brake fluid before I order?

If you are ordering it online I would get at least 3, 2 is usually enough for a full brake flush but it wouldn't hurt to have a spare in case. Plus if you just need to do a quick bleed that extra bottle will come in handy!

/Erik
Erik@Torq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
rockrau
 
rockrau's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss red
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: perkasie pa
Posts: 356
I used 5

Took my car to a local shop,told them I wanted brakes and clutch bled using a Tech II tool.They said this was their first time on 2010 Camaro.They used 5 1/2 liter bottles.
rockrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
Erik@Torq
 
Erik@Torq's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 SS + '04 Z16 Z06 S/C
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miramar, FL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to Erik@Torq
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockrau View Post
Took my car to a local shop,told them I wanted brakes and clutch bled using a Tech II tool.They said this was their first time on 2010 Camaro.They used 5 1/2 liter bottles.
5 bottles? Doing an abs bleed with a computer is great to insure there is no air in the ABS pump, but the clutch is still done manually. A complete brake system including clutch capacity is about 700ml, add on another 500ml for flushing and cleaning out all the all crap. Using 5 bottles seems quite excessive.
Erik@Torq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
rockrau
 
rockrau's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss red
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: perkasie pa
Posts: 356
I agree

I just think they were unfamiliar with the job and over cautious,but it cost me a couple of bottles.
rockrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 03:33 AM   #11
Brianskeet
Brianskeet
 
Brianskeet's Avatar
 
Drives: RJTC 1SS RS L99
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Crestview FL
Posts: 817
Very happy with my Motul RBF 600.
__________________
ARH 1 7/8 coated LT, High flows, Corsa L99 exhaust, Vmax CNC throttle body, Elite Engineering catch can and tunnel brace, C.A.I. Apex Washer relocation and scoop, Janetty Tune, MSD wires, DEI heat shields, RB rotors and pads, Mike the powder coater calipers, pedders lines, Forgestar F14's, Gorilla nutz, MTI spoiler finished by Gary, Gary's Customz Bow Ties, Side Markers and Tails tinted, Bezels matte black, Badges deleted, Windows Tinted, AAC DRL P13W lights, AAC tinted LED reverse lights, AAC LED interior lights, RPI match painted DRL Bezels, Lis plate frame, Lloyds mats
Brianskeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
JOHNSONROD
 
JOHNSONROD's Avatar
 
Drives: 62 chevy & 2011 1SS/RS manual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 411
ive always used super blue fluid. thats what most of the guys i track with use.
the main thing is to keep fresh hi temp fluid in there. like the other guy said, get the extra fluid. i keep a gallon on the shelf in my shop. i sometimes bleed em after day one of a two day event.
get a motive bleeder too. EZ
JOHNSONROD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #13
Mgizzle
 
Mgizzle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE 1SS
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 587
Use superblue, one can, will have some left over. Next time use the amber version of superblue. This way u can always tell difference. By the way, the gm guys used superblue on the gingermna media event with the first 1LE tests. I forgot which article mentioned the superblue. Its made by continental, which is a large automotive supplier for brake parts too.
Mgizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #14
JusticePete
Rebel Leader
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,239
There is only one gold standard for brake fluid and it is Castrol SRF. Carbotech has a concise chart on the better fluids. The SRF Wet Boil is as high as the Dry Boil in another top rated fluid. http://www.ctbrakes.com/brake-fluid.asp

ATE Super Blue/TYP 200 Super Blue is a very high performing brake fluid. A mainstay in German automobiles, Super Blue is arguably the best value for your money in brake fluid. Dry: 280C (536F)
Wet: 198C (388F) 1 Liter $19.95

Brembo LCF600 LCF600 is the newest brake fluid on the market. Excellent choice for track use. Proven low compressibility. It gives a firmer pedal feel then most other brands. Dry: 316C (601F)
Wet: 204C (399F) 16.9oz/ .53 quarts
.50 Liter/ 500ml $19.95

CASTROL SRF
The SRF is the absolute best brake fluid on the market, period. If you want the best the Castrol SRF is it. Due to it's extremely high dry & wet boiling points. Dry: 310C (590F)
Wet: 270C (518F) 1 Liter $79.95

MOTUL RBF600
The world's best selling brake fluid. Developed for all forms and levels of racing, the RBF600 is one of the most popular fluid's on the market today. Dry: 312C (594F)
Wet: 216C (421F) 16.9oz/ .53 quarts
.50 Liter/ 500ml $22.50

My cars do not see track time with anything other than SRF.
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #15
frank1557
Account Suspended
 
frank1557's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Inferno Orange RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 382
I'm in the process of building my car for the road course and have done everything from splitters to functioning diffusers. I'm doing the drilled and slotted rotors and SS brake lines. My question now is if I change brake fluid is it ok to use this permanently even for just everyday use when I'm not on the track?
frank1557 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #16
frank1557
Account Suspended
 
frank1557's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Inferno Orange RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 382
This is regarding the srf and/or the motul
frank1557 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 01:06 PM   #17
toehead93


 
Drives: 2014 2SS/1LE
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: wpb fl
Posts: 2,678
I found this thread the other day with lots of brake fluid information including a chart that shows all the brands wet and dry boiling points. It even defines the difference between the two and how they apply to your use of the car as a daily driver or race car.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7052809
__________________
Used Racing Brake 2 Peice Rotors for sale:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344754

Summit White 2014 2SS 1LE
Recaros, NPP exhaust, Nav
2010 2SS A6 - sold.
toehead93 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.