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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Cheers Bill.

    I have an Ezibleed kit so I'll be running off the pressure of my spare wheel. I'm hoping to not touch the brake pedal!
    Just to note, let the tyre down to around 15PSI as much more "can" see the resevoir off ( ask me how i know?)

    the important step is the MC ones from experience, they make the largest difference to pedal once the rest are done, as stated by our resident expert above ^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    Just to note, let the tyre down to around 15PSI as much more "can" see the resevoir off ( ask me how i know?)

    the important step is the MC ones from experience, they make the largest difference to pedal once the rest are done, as stated by our resident expert above ^^^
    What tools do I need to reach the MC nipples? I hate brakes, they scare me
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    7 or 8mm socket iirc access is limited so catching the fluid in nigh on impossible. I let the fluid eek out and then rinse down the area to make sure the leaked fluid does no damage at all..

    If you get stuck mate, give me a shout.
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    My master cylinder has always needed doing to get a nice pedal feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    My master cylinder has always needed doing to get a nice pedal feel.
    Yeah but you never bled it yourself!
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    AHA! I tryed at least!

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    If you can keep the fluid topped up in the MC you wont need to bleed it...like said get the calipers/pads in place then undo the flexi last and quickly put it onto your new caliper top the mc up then repeat the other side..

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    If you can keep the fluid topped up in the MC you wont need to bleed it...like said get the calipers/pads in place then undo the flexi last and quickly put it onto your new caliper top the mc up then repeat the other side..
    Do you mean Resevoir not MC in red??

    The fluid that is in the res currently is RBF600 and it's only a year old. I've bought a litre of RBF660 but is a litre enough to bleed the whole system???
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    I think 1.5l is necessary to do the whole system, but i've never done it myself.

    I've bought 3x 500ml bottles of RBF600 the last two times my fluid's been changed and both times i've got back half a bottle to use for top-ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Do you mean Resevoir not MC in red??

    The fluid that is in the res currently is RBF600 and it's only a year old. I've bought a litre of RBF660 but is a litre enough to bleed the whole system???
    Yeah sorry the MC Resevoir
    just couldnt spell it....

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    Ok I'm ready to attack this bad bwoy job tonight

    How much fluid should I expect to loose when swapping over the new braided lines? Also should I attach them to the calippers first then to the brake lines or, lines first then connect to the calippers????
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Ok I'm ready to attack this bad bwoy job tonight

    How much fluid should I expect to loose when swapping over the new braided lines? Also should I attach them to the calippers first then to the brake lines or, lines first then connect to the calippers????
    make the fluid connection the very last one.. so hoses on calipers first imho (thats what I do to try an minimise the loss.
    I also crack open the bleeds and allow gravity to fill the calipers initially.. and I think it fills better and eases out the air more naturally.. then use my vacuum bleed to make sure.
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    Well the pads turned up but I ran into a few issues with fitting so I have done all the prep work ready to fit and bleed on Thursday night.

    First problem was the disc dust shields. The caliper was touching them so I had to get the PCD adapter off and the disc to take them off. Once they were off I then realised that the metal pegs on the calipers will need a little bit of filing down as it was too close for comfort and I think a brand new disc would have caused problems.

    After that I then had to push back the pistons all the way to fit the new pads and hammer in the retaining pin. Anyway here's some nice pics:







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    Nicely done that man.
    I'm liking the red.

    Could you not cut the shields to so you can keep them on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    Nicely done that man.
    I'm liking the red.

    Could you not cut the shields to so you can keep them on?
    Fcuk the shields man! It was easier to remove than to cut, plus it's weight saving............ which has been made up by the heavier calipers
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    are the porsche calipers really heavier than the nasty iron **** that's on there at the mo?

    Bad luck on the issues mate. I'm sure they'll be on tomorrow though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    are the porsche calipers really heavier than the nasty iron **** that's on there at the mo?

    Bad luck on the issues mate. I'm sure they'll be on tomorrow though
    I'll weigh them mate and let you know.

    Cant do them tomorrow as my gf is coming over so they'll get done on Thursday
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    Calipers look great bud, ur thread has given me ideas and inspiration, just 2weeks till i get home and get my new baby

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    All done

    Ran into a few issues (as always) When I first attached up the braided hoses to the hard brake lines and fluid started to fill the calipers there was a leak from the drivers side bridge pipe. I swapped the old caliper braided hose back and set about taking the bridge line off to investigate the leak.

    The problem was with the powder coating in the thread of the male part, so I had to scrape it out with a blade:



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    Once the leak was sorted it was time to bleed the feckers. As I hadn't touched the rear brakes and I wasn't doing a full fluid flush I just bled the fronts. I went round them 4 times and got all the air out. There was a slight issue with the drivers side outer nipple being clogged with shot blast from the powder coaters. You can see the little bits of metal in this pic which looks a bit like a lava lamp



    Once bled it was wheels back on, quick check for any leaks, and time for a spin:






    Well I expected them to be good, but Jesus they are good. Didn't go too mad as the pads are brand new but they are much sharper for normal town braking, and unbelievable from high speed, I think I gave Tam wiplash
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    Excellent mate well done..easier than you thought?

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    Well done W3sty, looking really smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Excellent mate well done..easier than you thought?
    Yes it was. The ezibleed kit is a wicked invention and made the job very easy. I wouldn't want to do a full flush and have to bleed the MC though.
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    looking good mate, look amazing behind the S4's

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo.h View Post
    looking good mate, look amazing behind the S4's
    I think they look a bit small behind the S4s. Imagine them behind some Kowasaki green S3s, shame that wont be happening now
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    Nice one mate.
    Knew you could do it.

    Glad you like them and more that they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I think they look a bit small behind the S4s. Imagine them behind some Kowasaki green S3s, shame that wont be happening now
    Na they look good mate
    how come?? you not getting track tyres for the 17's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    Nice one mate.
    Knew you could do it.

    Glad you like them and more that they work.
    Cheers Scott, you did a blinding job mate, cant thank you enough. Lets see how they fair up at the Nurburgring.

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    Na they look good mate
    how come?? you not getting track tyres for the 17's now.
    I'm struggling to find anywhere to store them at the moment without tyres on the let alone once they've got tyres on so they're up for sale

    When I have space I'll get myself a cheap set and get them refurbed with track rubber.
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    Awesome news dude So glad the'yre doing you well!

    WHen you wear these discs out, you can get yourself some MG ZT V8 325mm discs, and space the calipers out 3.5mm to suit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Awesome news dude So glad the'yre doing you well!

    WHen you wear these discs out, you can get yourself some MG ZT V8 325mm discs, and space the calipers out 3.5mm to suit
    Haha nice try. The whole reason for me going for the Boxster calipers was so I could keep using the cheapy small discs

    Am I the only S3 running Boxster calipers , I'm such a trend setter. I wonder if Damo will copy me like he did with the S4 wheels
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    Baaaaaa.... Na ill just get my 17's refurbed in Kawasaki Green to piss you off

    am still tempted to go for some rc's/ ch's.

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    dont forget to bed it all in progressively dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by badger5 View Post
    dont forget to bed it all in progressively dude
    I will Bill

    The discs are a year old and were bedded in using your giuide with DS2500s so they are used to the heat already, all be it not from a 4 piston hammering!

    I've got a 90 mile trip this weekend so I'll be doing some light braking for all of that then I'll run through your guide again next week.
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    Looking good dude, welcome to the club

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    Still a fair bit of meat on your discs considering there a year old! Will be getting my Brembo Max's fitted tomorrow. (and touch up the red calliper paint!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran-s3 View Post
    Still a fair bit of meat on your discs considering there a year old! Will be getting my Brembo Max's fitted tomorrow. (and touch up the red calliper paint!)
    Shows you how good I am on the brakes.

    These were the pads that came out of the S3 calipers:



    Loads of meat left on them.

    Make sure you do that guide for bedding in your brakes Fran and you'll be fine.
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    My fronts are covered in brake dust 90% of the time, the price we pay I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    My fronts are covered in brake dust 90% of the time, the price we pay I guess.
    This is why I'm going to get my wheels refurbed in anthracite
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    Clever man! Karls looks good like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Clever man! Karls looks good like that!
    I was never sure about anthracite with the ming blue but seeing Karl's last week has changed my mind.
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