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Old 08-14-2010, 10:32 PM
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Yeah, getting the wrong parts can be a bummer. I helped a friend change his GT3 rotors, and we got to the stage of bolting the calipers back on and found out they'd shipped 996 caliper bolts which are about 3/4" shorter than GT3 caliper bolts...

We had to put the old bolts in so he could get home - then a few days later he got the correct ones and we changed them out.

Overall, I'm glad the project is going smoothly and that my video is helping!
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:54 PM
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Awesome! My brake wear light went on a couple weeks ago and on again today! This is going to make it a
lot easier!
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Van View Post

Overall, I'm glad the project is going smoothly and that my video is helping!
Had I watched Part 2 of the vid I would have known to get the T55 bit

I figured Part 2 was just a reverse of Part 1.....DOH!

I'll be driving the neighbors Previa van for a few days until the correct rotor appears. All in all this was fairly simple. Thanks again
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
I'll be driving the neighbors Previa van for a few days
BAWAHAAHAHAAHAA ^^

A Previa....how degrading
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Thanks again for posting! Made my job much easier.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ivangene View Post
BAWAHAAHAHAAHAA ^^

A Previa....how degrading
Driving the Prev today, it ain't that bad but than again I like cold toilet seats..Should have the rotor today too.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:19 AM
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I just watched the screwout on the stuch screws. The wife thought I was listening to Bob Ross!

I hope you can bang out a nice pond in winter scene next go around!

I do have to say again, excellent videos!
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:28 AM
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LOL @ Bob Ross....

"and you know... I think there is an old tree right about here... its had a hard life....maybe a branch here, and one there... where ever you like, its your tree..."

I just ordered brakes today, but I wont be wathing the vids Van
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Originally Posted by ivangene View Post
I just ordered brakes today, but I wont be wathing the vids Van
No love lost!

But, while you're in there, you might want to change wheel bearings!!

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I hope that's not an expensive watch!!
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wheel bearing done !

but good idea!
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Nice Van.... is the bearing replacement similar on the 996. You have the best DIY vids. Thanks for sharing man!
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not even close Ferd... 996 is a much bigger PITA
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Originally Posted by The DareDevil View Post
I hope that's not an expensive watch!!
Well, actually, it is... but - it's a watch!! wear it and enjoy it! (kinda like: drive your Porsche and enjoy it!)


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Nice Van.... is the bearing replacement similar on the 996. You have the best DIY vids. Thanks for sharing man!
Ed's right - the 996 front wheel bearings are totally different (because of the C4 design). It's actually very similar to rear wheel bearings on rear-drive cars. A special bearing press/tool is needed.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:03 AM
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its a roller bearing, not a tapered bearing... the tapered ones have a nut that pushes the bearing until it has the right amount of clearance, a roller bearing (like the IMS) has to be pressed in and is preset distances between the races and rollers
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