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Old 03-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #3876
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #3877
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Note to self... when arriving home..... Check the shop for missing tools, beer, car parts, beer, stereo, beer, paint supplies, beer, motorcycle, beer, posters, beer, fast car, beer, dog, beer, vienna sausages, beer.....
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #3878
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #3879
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don't for get to look for the tequila... just sayin...
Nope, you wern't there, it was the rum stash I was worried about...
Tequila is Debbies for her magaritas....
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #3880
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The reservoir is pretty inexpensive. So, I'll do it anyway... but you think the fluid upgrade is more important than separating the reservoirs?
If you are a maintenance freak, the shared reservoir is no big deal. Most people are absolutely not maintenance freaks i.e. bleed before a track event and bleed the after a track event

Most people that have a good maintenance program will bleed before and drive on the fluid until the next event. For the vast majority of C5 owners the separate reservoirs are a good idea.

Is fluid more important than split reservoirs?

Boiling point ranges
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DOT 3 205 C (401 F) 140 C (284 F)
DOT 4 230 C (446 F) 155 C (311 F)
DOT 5 260 C (500 F) 180 C (356 F)
DOT 5.1 270 C (518 F) 190 C (374 F)

When rotors glow they are 1,000F Again, most C5 owners will not drive so hard as to get their rotors glowing. When you look at the wet boil points of ordinary brake fluids it would not be at all unusual with moderately hard brake use to see fluid temps in the calipers of 311F or too close for comfort to the wet boil range for average fluids.

The SRF is hands down the best fluid and comes at a super premium price. The Motul RBF600 is reasonable at $15 a bottle and I would say mandatory for a daily driver that will see some AC and Road Course use.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #3881
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #3882
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The reservoir is pretty inexpensive. So, I'll do it anyway... but you think the fluid upgrade is more important than separating the reservoirs?
I was going to say something... but pete beat me to it
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If you are a maintenance freak, the shared reservoir is no big deal. Most people are absolutely not maintenance freaks i.e. bleed before a track event and bleed the after a track event

Most people that have a good maintenance program will bleed before and drive on the fluid until the next event. For the vast majority of C5 owners the separate reservoirs are a good idea.

Is fluid more important than split reservoirs?

Boiling point ranges
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DOT 3 205 C (401 F) 140 C (284 F)
DOT 4 230 C (446 F) 155 C (311 F)
DOT 5 260 C (500 F) 180 C (356 F)
DOT 5.1 270 C (518 F) 190 C (374 F)

When rotors glow they are 1,000F Again, most C5 owners will not drive so hard as to get their rotors glowing. When you look at the wet boil points of ordinary brake fluids it would not be at all unusual with moderately hard brake use to see fluid temps in the calipers of 311F or too close for comfort to the wet boil range for average fluids.

The SRF is hands down the best fluid and comes at a super premium price. The Motul RBF600 is reasonable at $15 a bottle and I would say mandatory for a daily driver that will see some AC and Road Course use.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #3883
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TRAN isn't home today so I thought we should have a Hump Day Party at his house. My friends brought some snacks.



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Old 03-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #3884
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #3885
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #3886
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Hey, have you been at my house while I was gone... Those are my countertops... the exact same granite... I rekunize the jelly stain..
That granite IS part of THR22's braking system. Just tie a rope around a chunk and throw it out the window. Eventually it will get stuck somewhere and then BAM ! car stops. Otherwise it's just a DRAG...
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #3887
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That granite IS part of THR22's braking system. Just tie a rope around a chunk and throw it out the window. Eventually it will get stuck somewhere and then BAM ! car stops. Otherwise it's just a DRAG...
Hmmmm, I think I might have an idea for a brake upgrade on Brandi...
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #3888
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Are you offering to help with my brake upgrade or is that a squadron of Pac Men coming to get me...???
I was pointing to my tag just below my username. LOL

But I'll help with your brakes, just have a tourniquet, surgical tape and a ton of gauze handy. After all, it DOES require some work down by the caliper and wheels.
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But I'll help with your brakes, just have a tourniquet, surgical tape and a ton of gauze handy. After all, it DOES require some work down by the caliper and wheels.
yes, but theoretically, you should have your wheels off the car when working on the brakes...lol
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I got lost after he mentioned 'Rum stash'. Where do I need to look again. I found the vienna sausages, but missed the rum.
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