BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
Bokke
Captain
 
Bokke's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 / F10 M5 / F82 M4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 935
iTrader: (0)

Brake Fluid

I was unable to find anything by searching the forum...

What NON-oem brake fluid are guys using when you are doing 2 track events per year?

I have heard of people using Motul, but don't know what type or if there are other brands.

I got the "service brake fluid" message yesterday and have a regular appointment at the dealer tomorrow and would just like to take my own non-oem fluid with me.

TIA,



EDIT: anyone know the quantity?
__________________
Garage:
09 E90 ///M3 SS | Black | Modded
13 Cayenne GTS Carmine Red
13 F10 ///M5 SO | Black | Modded
15 F82 ///M4 SS | SO | CCB's | Loaded

Last edited by Bokke; 06-16-2013 at 11:11 AM.
Bokke is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
swhat
Lieutenant
 
Drives: '11 MW E92
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 470
iTrader: (1)

Motul 600/660 or castrol srf
swhat is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
Bokke
Captain
 
Bokke's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 / F10 M5 / F82 M4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 935
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swhat View Post
Motul 600/660 or castrol srf
Thanks!!
__________________
Garage:
09 E90 ///M3 SS | Black | Modded
13 Cayenne GTS Carmine Red
13 F10 ///M5 SO | Black | Modded
15 F82 ///M4 SS | SO | CCB's | Loaded
Bokke is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
sawzall
Major
 
sawzall's Avatar
 
Drives: A Car
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,277
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 911S  [5.00]
2011 911 GT3 RS  [0.00]
SRF is probably overkill for just two trackdays. Motul RBF 600 or 660 probably a better and cheaper solution.
sawzall is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
warp10
Captain
 
warp10's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Jet Black:ZCP, ZCV, ZP
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta, Ga

Posts: 676
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 M3  [5.00]
2011 28i X3  [0.00]
ATE Super Blue
warp10 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
Slapshot9
First Lieutenant
 
Slapshot9's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E90 M3 JzB 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoFla

Posts: 321
iTrader: (0)

ATE Blue and TYP 200 are both good, Ive used them for years.
Slapshot9 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
swhat
Lieutenant
 
Drives: '11 MW E92
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 470
iTrader: (1)

ATE might cause warranty issues because of the staining.
swhat is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
warp10
Captain
 
warp10's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Jet Black:ZCP, ZCV, ZP
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta, Ga

Posts: 676
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 M3  [5.00]
2011 28i X3  [0.00]
BMW did my warranty fluid change with ate blue. They took care of the labor and I provided the fluid.
__________________

2011 E92 M3 Coupe Jet Black ZCP: aFe High Flow Filter, AA Race X-Pipe, UUC Corsa Exhaust, Evolve Stage 2 Tune w/ Servo and DCT, BMW Performance Electric Steering Wheel V2, CF Spoiler, and GT4 Front Splitter, APR GT-250, Stoptech ST-60, KW Clubsports, Apex ARC-8, 275 NT01, Sparco Ergo Seats, Alekshop Cage
warp10 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #9
larryn
Major General
 
Drives: '97 332ti, '10 E92 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Seattle

Posts: 8,441
iTrader: (2)

Motul 660 is on sale right now on Amazon for $18.99 w/free shipping. I just bought 6 of them. It's usually $31/half liter. Great price.

Motul 660 can take a good bit more heat than ATE Super Blue/Type 200.
larryn is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
PerformanceRaceSolutions
New Member
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sanford, FL.

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

Another alternative which we use on all of our track cars is Amsoil 600 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid.

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...g-brake-fluid/
PerformanceRaceSolutions is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 11|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,363
iTrader: (5)

what others have said. motul 600, motul 660 or castrol srf are all good but would be overkill for 2 days. ate super blue would be fine most likely but more prone to boil. my SA used super blue at one of my service intervals for me and they stock it at the dealership as well.
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-19-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
M3 Esq
Lieutenant Colonel
 
M3 Esq's Avatar
 
Drives: Pumpkin Orange M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 1,928
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
I alternate between ATE type 200 and ATE super blue.
M3 Esq is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST