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Old 02-13-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Ok im ready for my Brake Upgrade... need help on HOW..

ok I got everything i need to Fix/upgrade/replace my brake system.
  • Brembo Rotors
  • EBC Green Stuff
  • Russell Steel Lines
  • Bleeder Speed Vavle

Now i just need to know how to do all this...

I got the Changing the brake thing down, i need some help with the Brake line and then the rotors... and im sure hte Bleeder Speed Vavles are simple but ill be glad to get some help just to be on the + side.

Pls response to this post, therefor i can get start this saturday after work!

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P.s. what Brand of Brake fluid should i get for my car, which i will need to replace with it?! and how much do i need of it! once again, thanks!


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Just unscrew the bleeder valves and install the new ones. Pretty much the same with the lines and make sure ya bleed everything real well and you should be good to go. The pads and rotors are very easy as well.
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ok I got everything i need to Fix/upgrade/replace my brake system.
  • Brembo Rotors
  • EBC Green Stuff
  • Russell Steel Lines
  • Bleeder Speed Vavle

Now i just need to know how to do all this...

I got the Changing the brake thing down, i need some help with the Brake line and then the rotors... and im sure hte Bleeder Speed Vavles are simple but ill be glad to get some help just to be on the + side.

Pls response to this post, therefor i can get start this saturday after work!

Thanks a' Bunch
-Bunna

P.s. what Brand of Brake fluid should i get for my car, which i will need to replace with it?! and how much do i need of it! once again, thanks!
The lines should come with a pretty good set of instructions on how to install.

My suggestion would be to install them on the new calipers PRIOR to putting the calipers on the car. Just more room to work and less chance of stripping out the threads for the lines and the bleeders.

The rotors should just pop off once you remove the calipers. When you put the new rotors on, be sure to CLEAN EVERYTHING on the rotor surface. oils and figerprints can leave "hot spots" on the rotor that lead to pulsation.

Install the calipers and pads.

For the fluid. I recommend that you start with RACEBLUE. About $20 per quart, but it is DOT 4 with a boiling threshold of 578 degrees. Blue in color.

At your next flush, use Ford Gold. Also DOT 4 with a similar boiling threshold. It is gold colored.

Alternating the fluids helps you to determine when the flush process is complete because the color changes.

Hope this helps.
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When installing the brake lines just make sure they do not twist while tightening, and do not over tighten them as it's very easy to break the fittings off (most are soft brass or aluminum).

Watch out for these road racers. The next thing WeeAsp will be suggesting is that you should use some Castrol SRF and share the rest of the can with him.

While I love WeeAsp suggestion regarding color (works like a charm), if your a little more budget conscious like myself (let's say I'm cheap) Castrol LMA and Valvoline Synpower fluids are good options as well.

(for the uninformed- Castrol SRF is the liquid gold of brake fluids. Brake pads will melt before this stuff will boil. Priced like gold too at $100.00+ per liter.)
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The lines should come with a pretty good set of instructions on how to install.

My suggestion would be to install them on the new calipers PRIOR to putting the calipers on the car. Just more room to work and less chance of stripping out the threads for the lines and the bleeders.

The rotors should just pop off once you remove the calipers. When you put the new rotors on, be sure to CLEAN EVERYTHING on the rotor surface. oils and figerprints can leave "hot spots" on the rotor that lead to pulsation.
Install the calipers and pads.

For the fluid. I recommend that you start with RACEBLUE. About $20 per quart, but it is DOT 4 with a boiling threshold of 578 degrees. Blue in color.

At your next flush, use Ford Gold. Also DOT 4 with a similar boiling threshold. It is gold colored.

Alternating the fluids helps you to determine when the flush process is complete because the color changes.

Hope this helps.


with this being said, should i use like alchol wipes to clean up the oil/ fingure prints?

and using the 2 fluids will help me out, thanks man!



i think thats everything i need, if that is.... it be done on saturday if not, ill be back saturday night with a new post!


stay tuned

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When installing the brake lines just make sure they do not twist while tightening, and do not over tighten them as it's very easy to break the fittings off (most are soft brass or aluminum).

Watch out for these road racers. The next thing WeeAsp will be suggesting is that you should use some Castrol SRF and share the rest of the can with him.

While I love WeeAsp suggestion regarding color (works like a charm), if your a little more budget conscious like myself (let's say I'm cheap) Castrol LMA and Valvoline Synpower fluids are good options as well.

(for the uninformed- Castrol SRF is the liquid gold of brake fluids. Brake pads will melt before this stuff will boil. Priced like gold too at $100.00+ per liter.)
Mmmmm...Castrol *drools*

I'd put it on ice cream if weren't for that whole toxicity issue...
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with this being said, should i use like alchol wipes to clean up the oil/ fingure prints?

and using the 2 fluids will help me out, thanks man!



i think thats everything i need, if that is.... it be done on saturday if not, ill be back saturday night with a new post!


stay tuned

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You can use alcohol wipes, but a $3 can of brake clean will work just as well with a clean dry rag.

Be sure to do the same on the back side of the rotor as well.

Good luck and let us know if we can help further!
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oo yeah i forgot to ask, i can probley just get the brake fluids at the auto stores right? im prob just get both fluid @ once so i have everything on hand later when i do a flush.

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Brake clean most definitely.

The RACEBLUE is more often found in import autoparts stores. The Ford Gold you can get directly from the dealer.

The Castrol SRF comes from the land of "Unobtanium"...
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hmmm, do anyone think they can get my a bottel of RACEBLUE.. im only asking this cause i got no import car store where im from but i will check on my way home from work today...

If anyone (WeeASP) can help me out, let me know, i think im going ot need 2 bottles of the RACEBLUE. :)

and FORD GOLD i can prob get from the dealership...

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