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Old 12-08-2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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Best brake/clutch fluid for DD Brembo 5.0

What's you guys recommendations. Someone here said to go with mogul 5.1

It is a DD and drag car. Mostly DD. Looking to get away with flushing no less than 1 1/2 to every 2 years preferably.

Is amsoil any good for dot 3 or 4?


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Motul is one of the best fluids available. I use the dot 4 600. Overkill for street use but great for the trackClick image for larger version

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Old 12-08-2015, 11:49 PM   #3
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There's something even better ^. This is the newest brake fluid that is safe to run as a DD application. I personally run this and am so happy with it. It's great for the track and safe for daily driving. Only thing is you need to re flush it every 2 years which I do regardless. I seriously recommend dot 5.1, if you don't believe me do a quick search on it.


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Yeah. People here swear by motul 5.1. Only reason I thought amsoil is cause I have amsoil elsewhere in the car


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I've raced both the amsoil and Motul 600. Amsoil makes great oils, but that brake fluid is sub par, of the two i would take the motul.
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Definitely go with the 5.1, you won't regret it


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I always thought Ford Engineering had a fight with the "Bean Counters" and lost. I've built a few hot rods with hydraulic clutches mainly because of space constraints........but have never shared the brake and clutch fluid....I just think it's a bad design. A number of people using their car on hard track sessions with Brembo's have complained about the clutch becoming spongy and soft....even when I did a couple of spirited runs over the Cascades I noticed this...so I changed to....not too expensive and only takes 30 minutes to install....also got rid of that "sound tube"....I thought it was a good bang for the buck.
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I always thought Ford Engineering had a fight with the "Bean Counters" and lost. I've built a few hot rods with hydraulic clutches mainly because of space constraints........but have never shared the brake and clutch fluid....I just think it's a bad design. A number of people using their car on hard track sessions with Brembo's have complained about the clutch becoming spongy and soft....even when I did a couple of spirited runs over the Cascades I noticed this...so I changed to....not too expensive and only takes 30 minutes to install....also got rid of that "sound tube"....I thought it was a good bang for the buck.

Hmmm.... How much was this exactly? Looks like a great idea.


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That kit is way too much. You can buy a remote reservoir from any aftermarket brake company for a lot less. If you go to SVTperformance there is a thread of one from a factory gto. If you don't want to plug fitting on brake reservoir after removing line, order ford reservoir 9r3z-2k478-b. And it wouldn't hurt to replace plastic clutch line at same time. Also, another good option for brake fluid for a dd is Castrol Performance Dot 4, good wet and dry boiling points and very low moisture absorbtion.
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Honestly for dd and drag racing, I don't se the need for a fluid upgrade, the only time you need a better fluid are road courses where you have repeated heavy braking for 20 min+ sessions that can actually boil the stock fluid. I have the ATE amber fluid from tire rack and its held up great for two yrs of road course, autocross and mtn road diving, nevr let me down .
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I always thought Ford Engineering had a fight with the "Bean Counters" and lost. I've built a few hot rods with hydraulic clutches mainly because of space constraints........but have never shared the brake and clutch fluid....I just think it's a bad design. A number of people using their car on hard track sessions with Brembo's have complained about the clutch becoming spongy and soft....even when I did a couple of spirited runs over the Cascades I noticed this...so I changed to....not too expensive and only takes 30 minutes to install....also got rid of that "sound tube"....I thought it was a good bang for the buck.
+1 on that looking like a great idea olerodder! Needed or not, that's flipping cool!
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Doing mainly for clutch reasons too


Random question.

What do you clean powercoat with? I think I messed up. I used brake cleaner and sticky stuff was coming off -__-


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Warm water and soap....although I used Simple Green sometimes. Never use harsh chemicals...........
You did screw up because you have started to remove the top layer.
What was powder coated?
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Ugh. Yeah. He said he'd redo it without charging me. I powdercoated my brembos


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