B5 RS4 Brake upgrade checklist...
Hi Guys, I just picked up my RS4 calipers and carriers from my friendly neighbourhood powder coater; they've come out fantastic! Couldn't be happier and so will finally be fitting everything Friday night/Saturday.
I've not done anything like this before, but I'll be working with a couple of guys who have to ensure everything's done correctly. I'm fairly sure I know what is involved and have been researching for a couple of months but to avoid calling the guys over only to find I'm missing a vital element, just thought I'd run this checklist past you guys...
This is everything I have ready...
And still on my shopping list...
- RS4 Discs
- EBC redstuff pads
- RS4 calipers
- RS4 carriers
- RS4 dust sheilds
- HEL RS4 braided brake lines
- Replacement seals, dust-boots and guide-pin bushes
Open to recommendations on the brake fluid as my thinking behind DOT 5.1 is simply "it's a higher number, it must be better". I know I need to avoid DOT 5 as it's fully synthetic and can't be mixed with whatever is in there at the moment. I want the best but price is obviously a factor that needs to be considered. I'm hoping it's not like liquid gold!?
- Brake grease/ copper grease
- Brake cleaner (apparently for the discs?)
- Brake fluid (DOT 5.1?)
Along with your standard workshop tools I've also bought...
As I said I'm fairly sure about the whole process but I do have one grey area... When I disconnect the existing brake lines, surely I'm going to have fluid pouring out? So what would you advise I do about this? Let it all drain out and refill the whole lot? Or plug the line some how and just top the fluid up?
- 'Eezibleed' brake bleed kit
- Caliper piston tool
If there's anything else I've overlooked please let me know.
If you're interested, my B5 RS4 brake rebuild thread is here...
I'll be updating it this evening to show the sand-blasted parts and the powder coating.