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Old 04-26-15, 01:54 PM   #241
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Videos show up for me, nice work man!
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Old 04-27-15, 03:19 AM   #242
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Thanks! It was a lot of fun for sure!

PS - I just realized (5 min ago) that the big rock hit my A/C Condensor and not my radiator... I had wondered why I had no A/C on the way back and that I wasn't loosing coolant... So car is reliable, but no A/C
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Old 04-27-15, 05:21 AM   #243
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BRAKE FLUID!

So I have been using ATE SuperBlue for a few years now with no issues. On Auto-X days the pedal would sometimes feel a little mushy between runs, but was always firm on the course.

Friday I had the same issue, but to a greater extent. I had to pump my brakes to build pressure back up after the car cooled, but again, I had a firm pedal on track.

Upon mentioning this, the shop that supports my boss said SuperBlue is junk and I should swap for RBF600. According to him "wet boiling point is the only part that matters since, the fluid becomes wet as soon as you open the can." I understand that and don't dispute it, but RBF600 has a wet boiling point of 421F and SuperBlue is 392F. Is that really a drastic difference?

I'm sure the pedal mushyness was in part due to how long its been since I bleed out the old fluid, but is it worth the extra cost for the Motul?

I'm about to get the lower grillcraft grill (because rock damage) and can get free shipping if I add a few bottles of brake fluid...
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Old 04-27-15, 04:02 PM   #244
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Grill Craft grill, RBF600, and new A/C Condensor ordered...
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I couldn't see the vids, but I have to say I like your build. Good eye for detail.
I like the idea of expanding the under car aero to increase downforce. I'd be doing that too if it weren't an illegal mod in STU.

I'd like to try track also, but I'm hard on things as it is and I don't want to damage my baby. I also know myself and once I get out there I'll just drive as fast as I can. So I'd need better pads and brake cooling right off the bat.

Fresh fluid makes a huge difference! Especially if you live in a humid climate. I have run Motul, but not on track. I can't say how well it resists boiling, but I can say it got water contamination in my car very quickly. It's been my experience "race" products are just not meant for longevity since they are usually installed before a race and taken out after. I have no doubt fresh Motul will do the job as it's a proven product. I only bring this up because you should probably keep an eye on it if you plan to leave it in for a while. Anyway after that I started running Castrol LMA, but it was discontinued locally. It worked great for my needs though and lasted forever. LWA stands for Low Moisture Absorption. I never had braking issues in my 2.5RS during an autocross.

Now I've started using Pentosin Super DOT4. It's easy to get through NAPA. Takes a day if it's not in stock. It has the same boiling temps as the Castrol (509/329). I've never had issues with it either. The Castrol and Pentosin are made in the same German factory so I thought maybe the formula was the same. So far the fluid seems to be lasting. It's been in my STI a little over a year. I would flush it with fresh fluid if I were to run track though. Coincidentailly the ATE is also made in the same German factory as the Castrol and Pentosin.
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Grill Craft grill, RBF600, and new A/C Condensor ordered...
Where did you order the grill and fluid from? I like that lower grill.
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I couldn't see the vids, but I have to say I like your build. Good eye for detail.
I like the idea of expanding the under car aero to increase downforce. I'd be doing that too if it weren't an illegal mod in STU.

I'd like to try track also, but I'm hard on things as it is and I don't want to damage my baby. I also know myself and once I get out there I'll just drive as fast as I can. So I'd need better pads and brake cooling right off the bat.

Fresh fluid makes a huge difference! Especially if you live in a humid climate. I have run Motul, but not on track. I can't say how well it resists boiling, but I can say it got water contamination in my car very quickly. It's been my experience "race" products are just not meant for longevity since they are usually installed before a race and taken out after. I have no doubt fresh Motul will do the job as it's a proven product. I only bring this up because you should probably keep an eye on it if you plan to leave it in for a while. Anyway after that I started running Castrol LMA, but it was discontinued locally. It worked great for my needs though and lasted forever. LWA stands for Low Moisture Absorption. I never had braking issues in my 2.5RS during an autocross.

Now I've started using Pentosin Super DOT4. It's easy to get through NAPA. Takes a day if it's not in stock. It has the same boiling temps as the Castrol (509/329). I've never had issues with it either. The Castrol and Pentosin are made in the same German factory so I thought maybe the formula was the same. So far the fluid seems to be lasting. It's been in my STI a little over a year. I would flush it with fresh fluid if I were to run track though. Coincidentailly the ATE is also made in the same German factory as the Castrol and Pentosin.
Thanks! Yeah, I realized a while back if I tried to stick to some "class" that I wouldn't be able to build it the way I wanted... I don't compete enough for it to matter either. lol

I knew fresh fluid was a good idea, but thought It would be ok... I'm sure thats the bigger deal here. Although I certainly don't mind stepping up to a higher wet boiling point, I'll for sure have to change this stuff out regularly (or at least before an event!).

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Where did you order the grill and fluid from? I like that lower grill.
Rallysportdirect for both actually... Went ahead with both so I could get free shipping
Here is the grill
Here is the brakefluid page
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I couldn't see the vids
Went back and made each video-title a link to youtube in case you still want to watch
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I watched some of the vids. That does look like fun! It's more entertaining to watch with other cars on the track

I don't really mind sticking to the class rules. I knew what the car would be built for long before I even bought it. It also gave me direction in my build. I will say this though... If I decide to jump classes or my car gets outmoded in STU the first mods I'm going to install are an ID topfeed conversion with bigger injectors and a CF one-piece driveshaft!
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Yea, there was literally only 3 cars in my run group... Which is awesome for some beginner practice and focusing on the track, but not as good for video replay quality.

Those will be two very nice mods! If they weren't so expensive, I'd be trying to do those myself!
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