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07-15-2002, 03:06 PM
Getting ready to take you guys advice and replace brake fluid w/ATE Blue. Then, when I get closer to track event(VIR September), I will replace the pads. Any 'surprises' when bleeding the brakes or is it pretty smooth. I think I will change the pads b4 event to the best pads for the track yawl recommended, then change back to stock pads after event.

07-15-2002, 03:18 PM
They stop well when cold on the street. Even better on the track.
They do squeal a bit when the pads get hot; think of it as
a warning to the folks around you :-)

The PF97's are supposed to work well too.

02 SMG, cryo & slotted rotors, Brakeman #3 front pads (stock rear),
ATE, stainless lines, bimmerworld cooling

07-15-2002, 03:24 PM
Now running Carbotech ceramic pads. Mindboggling stopping power woth stock rotors. Dust is not corrosive and just washes off even after a week.

Sqeal at mid temps (rumoured to stop after 2 weeks).

2001 LSB M3 (6000 track kms)
Dinan strut brace
-1.5 camber (stock)
carbotech ceramic pads

07-15-2002, 03:25 PM
and the only advantage was that with the blue fluid its much easier to bleed the i guess unless its time to do a major brake fluid flush there is no need to change to the blue fluid just yet..right?<br>

-Andy Escobar

Can you tell the wait is driving me crazy !! Week 24. Doing PCD on July 22.

07-15-2002, 03:30 PM

07-15-2002, 03:43 PM
I only got front cryo & slotted rotors. The rotors are stock
single piece front E46M3 rotors, just frozen & slotted.
TCKline said that the balance would be fine with just front
rotors and it is.

i was thinking of getting the E36M3 2-piece rotor cryo & slotted.
but learned that it won't fit the E46 carrier.

Also, i didn't want cross-drilled holes unless they are cast like
Porsche/Movi't and this combo has plenty of stopping power without
fade - the latter more a result of the bimmerworld kit that we both have.

07-16-2002, 02:58 AM
ATE Blue is the same fluid as ATE Type 200 amber fluid. Same wet and dry boiling points.

The only reason for the two color fluids is it allows you to see when you hafve flushed the system fully if you switch back and forth between the two.

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