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Quick advice on bleeding brakes.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by emery1990, Nov 21, 2009.

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    Ive got all my kit up together, eezibleed kit and oil. Wants to do it now while the weather is okish. But in what order do i bleed from, I would of guessed in this order maybe ;

    left rear right rear, front left, front right. ?
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    How odd, I just back from the shops with an eezibleed kit and oil :)

    I found this post the other day that confirms the order as

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    ahh thats the order I was going to go in anyway :D . best get bleeding before it rains.

    Cheers for that mate.
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    Well that was £50 well spent:banghead:
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    ...and don't forget brake master cylinder (x2) and clutch slave....?
    might as well if you're at it imho.
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    Guessing it hasnt sorted your brake problem?
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    Not one bit lol. Ive seen alot on doing the master cylinders etc alot, but I've only been told to do the 4 cylinders.
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    I had a problem bleeding my brakes once before.
    I just found the reciepts from havin it done
    bear in mind I started with my local garage who basicly couldnt do it.

    I took it to JBS
    with a receipt for £100+
    then to a place in Nottingham £315
    then it had to go back there and charged another £50

    and I am pretty sure the brakes still arent spot on like they were when I bought it. :(

    I got a quote for a full 6 brake line (Goodridge reinforced) replacement with fitting and fluid change for £275 all in the other day i am tempted
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    The a3/s3/tt brake system is renouned for getting air in it whilst bleeding, the 8p chassis isn't any better. When i get a spare 5mins im going to have to sort my crappy brakes, some s3's i drive are spot on but quite a few are terrible. And why buy the kit for 50 quid and do it yourself when its 49 for audi to do it, or worse pay JBS 100?
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    I bought a vacuum bleeder kit, was awesome. Draper make it, costs 30 quid but you need a compressor.
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    Yer they are so ****, I can push it the whole way down quite easily. Well the fluid and bleeder kit came to £50.
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    That isnt right!

    Is the fluid level dropping?, seems like there's a leak to me if its not air in the system.
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    Theres no leak I dont think, I just think theres still air in the system. Its been like it since i got it. I may be exagarating (SP)? when i say its really easy to put the pedal to the floor, but i can put it too the floor when i slams my brakes on. Im not going to worry about it now though,

    People will say im crazy but im thinking of swapping my car in for a fwd a3 or golf annivesary. wants the AUQ engined a3 though with the k03s in it.
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    mine is up for a service in the not too distant future so will be paying Audi £49 to replace the fluid at the same time. peace of mind and all that...
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    Yer i may pop them a visit to have a look at it, still got a bit of fluid left so if it needs topping up i got it .!
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