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  • ATe SuperBlue

    Yes, it's true. The Original Bremsflأ¼gssigkeit ATe Superblue brake fluid is no longer available here in the Land of the Free. Apparently the Feds banned it because....

    it is blue.

    Which evidently violates a federal standard.

    Sigh.
    Chris
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    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

  • #2
    you can still buy it on ebay - for motorsport use only


    ATE Super Blue Dot 4 Brake Fluid Motorsport use only
    Not Dot approved because of the blue color.

    This high performance Brake Fluid is ideal for coping with the extreme demands posed by motor racing, autocross, or high performance driving.

    Designed to excel within the extreme demands made on a race vehicle and exceeds all DOT4 standards.

    It is compatible with and will mix well with most DOT3, DOT4, or DOT 5.1 fluids.

    Exceeds all DOT 4 requirements

    Dry boiling point 536 deg. F, wet boiling point 396 deg. F

    This fluid is NOT SILICONE and is compatible with conventional brake fluid.

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    • #3
      Not listed with the usual sources though.

      But there is still ATE Typ200 which is exactly the same juice as the blue one except it is yellow. That precludes of course swapping colors with every change to see if the old stuff is out of the system.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slomove View Post
        Not listed with the usual sources though.

        But there is still ATE Typ200 which is exactly the same juice as the blue one except it is yellow. That precludes of course swapping colors with every change to see if the old stuff is out of the system.
        Yeah, I picked up 2 liters today. ETY Auto Parts in Eagle Rock has it. Remember them for your Japanese and German car needs. I always prefer to buy locally if possible, and they're on the way home from work.

        It's REALLY annoying though, particularly because of the reason.
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          I wonder how much food coloring it would take... :)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GWise View Post
            I wonder how much food coloring it would take... :)
            I don't think I would go there myself. The chemistry of hygroscopic fluids is waaaay beyond my knowledge set. And for some reason I find brakes (occasionally) useful.:-D

            I remember many years ago reading on a forum some guy's complaints about the brakes on his Lotus 7. A contributor replied "well, if you don't like them, don't use them so much.":-)
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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