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      03-11-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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Brake fluid?

Pagid vs ATE brake fluid?
I will not going for track days.
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Sometimes bit spirited.
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ATE is good stuff..

I've got it in mine with SS hoses and performance pads, feel great.

I have a couple of new unopened bottles lying around too - pm me if you want them.
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I was thinking to get from eurocarparts 5L pagid for £16 or from eBay eurocarparts outlet ATE 5L for £21
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5 litres for 16?
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per litre?!
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Eurocarparts they do PAGID brake fluid 5L for £16.30
Or from eurorocarparts outlet on eBay ATE 5L for £21.54
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Pagid vs ATE brake fluid?
I will not going for track days.
Normal driving
Sometimes bit spirited.
Make sure you put some braided hoses on as well - makes a difference to mine.
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I don't think I will need upgrade brake line. I'm not pushing that hard.
But thanks for advise
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how many litres does the brake system of E9X need if you flush it?
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Eurocarparts they do PAGID brake fluid 5L for £16.30
Or from eurorocarparts outlet on eBay ATE 5L for £21.54
That's an amzing price.

I paid 15 for 500ml bottles of Millers racing DOT4 fluid, so that is some difference.

Even 'regular' DOT4 is usually about 6-10/Litre.
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how many litres does the brake system of E9X need if you flush it?
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I'm not sure, but I think about 2L-2.5L
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Then which one PAGID vs ATE?
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I'm not sure, but I think about 2L-2.5L
E9x holds about 1 litre in all, 2 litres will be plenty for a change with a full flush through.


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Then which one PAGID vs ATE?
Why worry? you are already looking at the cheapest budget fluid you can buy, so just buy the cheapest one if that's the objective.

At that price point (3/litre!!) it will make no odds ATE / Pagid / Tesco Value etc.

As long as its DOT4, you'll be fine.
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Thanks guys
I just bought ATE 5L
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E9x holds about 1 litre in all, 2 litres will be plenty for a change with a full flush through.

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@ doughboy many thanks for the info!!



lemonukas thanks for the tip. I will buy a 5l too cause its time for my bimmer too, as well as all her pads.
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Any thoughts on Motul 600? Also, I've heard 1L is plenty enough even with a flush.

Is that correct?
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Any thoughts on Motul 600? Also, I've heard 1L is plenty enough even with a flush.

Is that correct?
As Doughboy said as long is DOT 4 it will be fine.
As in my car all brake system is ATE I will go for ATE
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How often does everyone do this (flush and renew brake fluid)?
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How often does everyone do this (flush and renew brake fluid)?
I think is recommended every two years. Or if you do track days then more often. My car is telling me to change brake fluid. And when I checked my fluid it looks dark.
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I think is recommended every two years. Or if you do track days then more often. My car is telling me to change brake fluid. And when I checked my fluid it looks dark.

Ok, cheers. This is the first car I've owned in years (not including a Landrover that blew up in the middle of Namibia!) and the only decent car I've ever had so learning everything from scratch really.
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I'd personally change the brake fluid every year if it's your DD and at 6 months if you track the car regularly.
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That's an amzing price.

I paid 15 for 500ml bottles of Millers racing DOT4 fluid, so that is some difference.

Even 'regular' DOT4 is usually about 6-10/Litre.
The word "Racing" inflated the price 450%!!
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