2009 - 2017 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #PIC6162B: Questions Regarding The Use Of High Performance / High Temperature Brake Fluid During Track Use

#PIC6162B: Questions Regarding The Use Of High Performance / High Temperature Brake Fluid During Track Use - (Jun 27, 2017)

Subject Questions Regarding The Use Of High Performance / High Temperature Brake Fluid During Track Use
Models 2009 - 2015 Cadillac CTS-V
2014 - 2017 Cadillac CTS Sedan V-Sport, XTS V-Sport
2016 - 2017 Cadillac CTS-V (VIN A), ATS-V, XTS V-Sport
2009 - 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 - 2017 Chevrolet Camaro
2014 - 2017 Chevrolet SS

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern

Some customers may inquire about a section in their owner's manual that addresses the use of high temperature brake fluid that should be used in their car during track use.

The following is an excerpt from the owner's manual:

"For racing or competitive driving, it is recommended that the brake fluid be replaced with a high performance brake fluid that has a dry boiling point greater than 534°F (279°C).  After conversion to the high performance brake fluid, follow the brake fluid service recommendations outlined by the fluid manufacturer. Do not use silicone or DOT 5 brake fluids."

Recommendation/Instructions

There are several products on the market that are sold as "racing" brake fluid. 

 They have various dry boiling points that are well above the specs of standard DOT 3 (401°) or DOT 4 (446°) brake fluid.

Important: Keep in mind that any type of DOT 5 brake fluid should not be used in these vehicles as it is not compatible with DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluids or the braking systems that they are used in.  Also, it is recommended that this high performance brake fluid should be flushed back out of the system when the vehicle is done on the track and it is being driven on public roads once again.

Refill the vehicle with the recommended type of brake fluid that is listed in the respective Owner's Manual. 

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

5 (1)
Article Rating (1 Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
2005 - 2006 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Information on Visual Brake Rotor Surface Cracking
Viewed 40 times since Mon, Jul 14, 2014
2014 Corvette: GM TechLink Article: Brake Noise on Initial Brake Apply
Viewed 1226 times since Mon, Jun 30, 2014
2019 Corvette Z06: Service Bulletin: 18096 Brake Deflector for Street Use Not Installed
Viewed 95 times since Tue, Aug 14, 2018
2014 - 2020 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #17-NA-239: Information on Normal Characteristic - Vehicle Unable to Move After Being Parked for an Extended Period of Time
Viewed 498 times since Fri, Oct 9, 2020
2014 - 2020 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #17-NA-040: Brake Squeal or Squeak Noise Intermittently on Initial Brake Applies - (August 11, 2020)
Viewed 608 times since Tue, Mar 14, 2017
2014 - 2016 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #16-NA-170: Brake Pulsation and/or Vibration During Brake Apply
Viewed 304 times since Sat, May 28, 2016
2014 - 2015 Corvette: GM TechLink: Weather Conditions’ Effect on High-Performance Brake Components
Viewed 68 times since Fri, Apr 17, 2015
2014 - 2020 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #16-NA-059: Staining/Discoloring to Brake Caliper Paint - (Oct 14, 2020)
Viewed 129 times since Thu, Oct 15, 2020
2016 - 2017 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #17267: Service Update - Brake Wear Indicator Not Functioning Properly
Viewed 521 times since Tue, Jul 4, 2017
2014 - 2017 Corvette: Service Bulletin: #PIC6083A: Normal Characteristic - Vehicle Unable To Move After Being Parked For An Extended Period Of Time - (Mar 27, 2017)
Viewed 63 times since Tue, Mar 28, 2017