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« on: March 29, 2005, 07:52:54 PM »
At 9:00 AM on April 9th we will be doing a Garage Day at Jason's(W8/M3) house. Post here if you're interested in attending!

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Thanks to Randy and Andrew (and Eric18T for some important parts) we will be doing some work on my brakes the 9th of April (weather permitting).

Scheduled for the day:
Install Porsche front calipers & 12.3" Rotors
Install rear Stainless Brake Lines
Install rear 2-piece rotors
Install rear Hawk HPS brake pads
Flush and fill fluid with ATE Super Blue

So, the question is, does anyone have a brake bleeder and perhaps know how to use one? Randy and/or Andrew may know how to do this, but I don't.

Besides the basic tools (sockets, ratchets, book of cuss words, etc) and the piston compression tool for the rear pads, is there anything else anyone wants to add to my shopping list or stuff to know?

TIA guys!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005, 07:58:04 PM »
I have a brake bleeder, but I have no idea who has it right now.  I think maybe lila (Mike) has it.

Try sneding him a PM.  I am always open for it to be used by anyone, but please, when your done with it get it back to me.  I think I have owned it for about a year or so but have only had it in my posession for about 2 or 3 months of that time. :)

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005, 07:59:50 PM »
Thanks Jay, will do!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005, 08:45:19 PM »
You need a set of "Speed Bleeders" from Russell Racing. These are bleeder valves with oneway check balls. Makes it so that you can bleed your brakes alone and accurately. No guess work.

Here is a link to some. Not sure if this is the whole Porsche line, so you might want to search a bit more. Very cool upgrade.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005, 09:20:16 PM »
I have a vacuum bleeder I have given up on using for bleeding brakes.  I use speedbleeders now.  You can get them at Autozone, although they are a bit spendy if you have 8 bleeder screws on each car, and several cars.  One of these days I will break down and get a Motive Power pressure bleeder or make one out of a yard sprayer as some people do.

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005, 09:21:48 PM »
Would you guys want an extra hand with anything?  

I need to at least change out my pads before the annual track day, but have never worked on brakes before, so I'd be willing to help/learn.

Let me know if that's all right?

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2005, 10:17:32 PM »
When I put on the braided hoses I just bled them manually.  VAG-COM also has a bleeding function.  We tested it on my car once, and it did something...we could here it cycling the ABS unit we think.  It didn't have any impact on my pedal feel though, but that could be because the brakes were already sufficiently bled.

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2005, 10:30:16 PM »
Quote from: "KevB"
Would you guys want an extra hand with anything?  

I need to at least change out my pads before the annual track day, but have never worked on brakes before, so I'd be willing to help/learn.

Let me know if that's all right?

Kevin


Come on down!  I will be looking to do my brakes (again) arround that same time.  Would be happy to have you over.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005, 10:40:26 PM »
Cool! Be good to have ya there Kevin. Plus we can split the cost of renting the piston compression tool if you're doing rear pads as well :D
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2005, 10:51:42 PM »
Quote from: "34k"
Cool! Be good to have ya there Kevin. Plus we can split the cost of renting the piston compression tool if you're doing rear pads as well :D


I have a universal one if you want to borrow that, I have used it on all the brake jobs I have done here.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2005, 12:17:31 AM »
Plus in renting the tool I dont think it cost anything.  Just paid a deposit.  I could be wrong...  I just dont remember paying for it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2005, 02:31:23 AM »
that is correct about the renting part. you pay @$40 and then when you return the tool, you get your deposit back. i have a tool that i bought at Napa that should work but i havent tried it yet because i dont have my upgrade yet. you are welcome to try it and see if it works

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2005, 03:14:08 AM »
I just ordered a pressure brake bleeder, which is the only recommended way by BMW, and will work, for any VAG setup.  Basically it pressurizes the system from the master cylinder, and allows you to do this alone.  I am going to be doing front brakes this weekend on the M3, using that tool.  You are welcome to use it if you want, and my rear brake tool, or anything else you need.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2005, 03:16:40 AM »
And if you guys want to use my garage, its open for business.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2005, 04:08:20 AM »
Yup, I've got the bleeder.  Blood all over the place.  It's a mess.

I've got piston compression tool too.  That one I own.  Unlike most of my tools.  In fact, now that I think about it, I've got a lot of tools I don't own.  Hmmm, I've borrowed and failed to return a cement mixer, an extension ladder, a laser level, a 1/2 inch drill, a come-along, and , ah, well, I could go on, but I'll stop incriminating myself here.....  Oh, yeah, Jay's bleeder, got that too.

Did you say you wanted it ;)

Ha.

I send a pm.  Let my know what you want to do.

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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2005, 04:10:01 AM »
LOL, damn you mike!  Ever get that "lock" situation resolved?

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2005, 12:55:08 PM »
Thanks guys.  Just let me know where and what time.  

Yep, I need to do both front and rear pads.  The stock pads still feel good even after autocrossing on them last summer and going to 2nd Creek in December, but I doubt they will really hold up if I take them on the track again.

If I can get a new set of pads by then maybe we can put them on as well?

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2005, 02:20:45 PM »
Kevin,
I don't see why not. Shouldn't be to difficult if we have the right tools. I'd say, BRING 'EM!

Lila,
PM replied to. Lemme know when I can pick it up!

I'm all about borrowing the garage at Jason's pad. If Randy is cool with coming up north, Jason's cul de sac / garage has a lot more room to wrench on cars since there will be more than one of us working.

Hell, I don't want to blast the doors open and invite the world or anything, but maybe we could turn this into a "Spring Brake" event? ;)

...ohhh that's bad... i hate myself for even saying that... ow ow ow
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2005, 02:43:31 PM »
That'd be cool. I was considering a brake upgrade in the front this spring, but since my clutch may be doing funny things....well...I'll try and come by though.
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2005, 02:46:32 PM »
What time were you wanting to get started?  Everyone is welcome here :)
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2005, 03:08:55 PM »
Spring Brake - love it!

A change of venue is fine with me.  I agree there is much more room at Jason's pad then mine.  What time?
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2005, 03:09:04 PM »
I was thinking early-ish. Perhaps 9AM to kick off.

From past experience, doing the simplest things on these cars can turn into a time consuming nightmare and then all the sudden it's night time and you're wondering what happened to the day, and how the hell you're getting home with your car in pieces.

I'll bring coffee and doughnuts!
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2005, 03:10:13 PM »
9:00 AM it is :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2005, 03:39:53 PM »
Alright.  More brakes.  Woohooo!!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2005, 03:41:23 PM »
Bump for official title...
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2005, 05:34:15 PM »
I need to replace the rears on the Passat (sorry no 337).  I have a universal piston compressor and the red anti squeak compound.  If I can get the pads by the 9th, I will see if I can show up.  I will mostly likely have Megan in tow, so I do not know how long I can stay.  But the compressor and the red goop can stay if anyone needs to use it.  It worked wonderfully when I did the fronts.
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2005, 05:48:55 PM »
I'll probably show up.
Maybe I'll try out my new motor oil extractor contraption -- it looks like a giant bong!
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2005, 06:06:07 PM »
I'm there! I need to replace my fog lightbulbs and DV and I hope to change my oil.
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2005, 06:15:27 PM »
I might stop by just for fun, the only thing (I think) that needs to be done is a rear sway bar and installing the leather steering wheel in the Passat, neither of which I know how to do at this time  :P  I will be working, but might stop by afterwards.

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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2005, 10:10:42 AM »
i'd like to come, but i have nothing to work on.. :(

Jon -  How tough are the H-Sport sways to install? If i recall correctly you did them on your allroad, right?