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Rear caliper replacement

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3steve, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. A3steve
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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    Hi,
    I need to replace a rear caliper on a A3 which is siezed, But reading through the archives has revealed some horror stories.

    the replacement caliper is pre filled with fluid, and i have a hose clamp. physically changing it isnt a problem however :confused:

    When i replace the caliper do i need to bleed the whole system or can i get away with bleeding locally at the replaced caliper.

    secondly i will keep an eye on the fluid level in the master cylinder but where are the level indicators on the reservoir? i dont see any max/min?

    How much realistically do i need to bleed?

    thanks Steve
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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    I let the fluid run out by mistake as I swapped both rears at once and didn't realise how much had bled out, basically it's a bit of arse ache but not as bad as people make out, just bleed the cylinder then the brakes in the right order if you run low (or keep an eye on it as you said).
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    [Feb 13, 2008]
    Job done - Only needed to bleed at the caliper i replaced.
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