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  • loki141
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    For some reason I forgot about perFormance improvements,'thx

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  • Alloy GT
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    Ditto here on the Willwood product! Readily available from Devon at Powell Race Shop in Port Perry just mins from MIR

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  • Cap'n Pete
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    Originally posted by loki141 View Post
    Been useing wilwood 570 since i had the car, Works great, no change in pedal pressure bled them twice a year just to be safe. But i just got a good deal on some Motul 600 so i'll be trying that at the next event, can't seem to find wilwood 570 around me anymore.
    I literally JUST switched to the Wilwood 570 YESTERDAY , as it's what was recommended to me by some pretty knowledgable 'Vette guys , and thus far, can't complain .

    As for local availability? Performance Improvements in Oshawa, $9.95 a bottle .

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  • loki141
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    Been useing wilwood 570 since i had the car, Works great, no change in pedal pressure bled them twice a year just to be safe. But i just got a good deal on some Motul 600 so i'll be trying that at the next event, can't seem to find wilwood 570 around me anymore.

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  • John P
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    Both Chris and I are using Gulf 800 or 1000.

    No fade on either car. Great fluids. Pretty reasonable prices for the piece of mind in 5A.

    JohnP

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  • Salmaan
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    I used the Ford Heavy Duty stuff in my Mustang when it had stock brakes. By the end of a 2 day track weekend, the pedal would go spongy and I'd flush green fluid.

    Since the upgrade to cobra brakes, I've been using RBF600. Costs a LOT more, but I only change fluid once a year (as opposed to after each weekend).

    Ford HD, great bargain for the street or a light car.
    PS. Still see plastic bottles at CT, ~500F rating, notice the rating is a little inconsistent, but in that ball park. I think it once said 560F!

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  • AndrewW
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    Don't forget the Gulf Competition RF800 and RF1000 high temperature brake fluids.

    http://autoanalyser.com/performance/...d-c-24_29.html

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  • Maverickflyer
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    They still call it Ford Heavy Duty. I just flushed my brakes last week with fresh fluid. I've used the newer formula for a few years now and haven't noticed any fade. But you do have to flush it regularly depending on how much track time.

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  • Benzin!
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    I don't think the Ford Heavy Duty is still available. From what I heard, it used to be sold in metal cans and had a 530-550 F boiling point. Now they sell it in a plastic can and it only has 500F. I've used the 500F version on my Ford Focus for track days last year and I never had fluid fade but on some heavier/powerful cars might be different.
    I alternated with ATE blue and that's what I voted for since I'll just use ATE from now one.

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  • finboy
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    wonder if the numbers are still the same after 5 years?

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  • Pete@Marcor
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    Originally posted by ScotcH View Post
    Good point ...
    I occasionally have those.

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  • thgear
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    ive ran year old RBF fluid on some PRB Ceramics this season.

    DDT i would get fade but firm pedal after 5 laps, shannonville i had no problems..

    then again, as always, i dont brake much.

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  • ScotcH
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    Originally posted by Pete@Marcor View Post
    Really? I have seen it done a few times over the years, each time with not enough brake pad. I believe that one should run a race pad on the race track. When you over-tax the braking system when you don't, the fluid is the part that gives up.

    Usually a novice will not be the one to put very good fluid in their car. So, by the time someone is experienced enough to change the fluid, they also change the pads.
    Good point ... crappy pads will overheat, tranferring the heat to the fluid, which I guess cooks it. I guess I haven't seen too many newbs using RBF then

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  • Pete@Marcor
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    Originally posted by ScotcH View Post
    I suppose every car is different, as well as braking style, but this seems really unusual. I have never heard of anyone being able to cook RBF600, unless there was some sort of problem. I have certainly never had any issues, and I do what Miles does ... flush in the spring, and forget it for the season. I have a few bottles of SRF, so maybe I'll give that a try, just for the hell of it
    Really? I have seen it done a few times over the years, each time with not enough brake pad. I believe that one should run a race pad on the race track. When you over-tax the braking system when you don't, the fluid is the part that gives up.

    Usually a novice will not be the one to put very good fluid in their car. So, by the time someone is experienced enough to change the fluid, they also change the pads.

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  • ScotcH
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    Originally posted by Pete@Marcor View Post
    So, for the last day I was at TMP, I did a fluid flush with Motul RBF600. 3-4 laps and the pedal was going away pretty seriously. Never hit the floor, but was close. I assumed that it was simply the pads going off, and suffered. I would back off, and let the brakes come back. The pedal never really returned to its correct height and feel, even after a week on the street. Barely acceptable for a lapping day, not even close for competition.
    I suppose every car is different, as well as braking style, but this seems really unusual. I have never heard of anyone being able to cook RBF600, unless there was some sort of problem. I have certainly never had any issues, and I do what Miles does ... flush in the spring, and forget it for the season. I have a few bottles of SRF, so maybe I'll give that a try, just for the hell of it

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