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Old 08-06-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Brake fluid replacement

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I am going to replace my DOT3 with DOT4 in my ZL1.

How much fluid should I need to buy <initially> to make this fluid exchange?
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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2-3 of these... should have the ABS pump bled too to get out all the DOT3, this requires a tech 2 or special tool to complete properly
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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How much fluid is in the ABS pump? Would there be a problem if the two were mixed, ie. if the pump is not purged before adding dot 4?
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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They can mix. I would have 4 on hand

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Old 08-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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I had my dealer do a full dot4 bleed and ABS purge for $80 after i upgraded to SS brembos.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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I am going to replace my DOT3 with DOT4 in my ZL1.

How much fluid should I need to buy <initially> to make this fluid exchange?
We use and recommend the Motul RBF600. You'll need 3 pints to complete the job.
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How much fluid is in the ABS pump? Would there be a problem if the two were mixed, ie. if the pump is not purged before adding dot 4?
The fluid can be mixed. The Motul is compatible with DOT3 fluids. Also, a cheap way to flush the ABS is to go activate the ABS on a wet or gravel road, then give them another short bleed.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #7
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We use and recommend the Motul RBF600. You'll need 3 pints to complete the job.

The fluid can be mixed. The Motul is compatible with DOT3 fluids. Also, a cheap way to flush the ABS is to go activate the ABS on a wet or gravel road, then give them another short bleed.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #8
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Ive used ATE Blue in the past....how does this compare to the Motul and what other options are there?
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:54 PM   #9
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ATE Blue is no longer legal in the states.... It is a great fluid. RBF600 is much more readily available
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:57 PM   #10
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We need to find someone overseas that is willing to ship us ATE super blue. I really liked being able to alternate colors, makes bleeding the system easy.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #11
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http://www.amazon.com/ATE-706202-Ori.../dp/B003VXRPL0

They used to make the same fluid in yellow as well, then you could really tell when new fluid was there. All euro cars use this in my experience. I like the Motul as well, easier to find.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #12
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ATE Type 200 is the yellow version and you can still get it. The blue is outlawed because it isn't yellow/clear. You can get a liter for $20. I think the Motul has a higher boiling point by about 60 degrees.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:54 AM   #14
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Also, a cheap way to flush the ABS is to go activate the ABS on a wet or gravel road, then give them another short bleed.
ABS Bleed at Shop $80
ABS Bleed on a Gravel Road $2,600 at the paint shop.
ABS Bleed on isolated wet roads PRICELESS
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