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Old 11-21-2010, 10:59 PM
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Thanks for posting that very clear and concise video on the brake and rotor change. If i ever do it myself its a great reference tool. Very nicely done.
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Thanks Van.
Excellent tutorial!
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Awesome videos. Thanks for putting these together!!!
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This is one of the best video tutorials I've ever seen! Good job Van!

Looks like I may need to change my brakes soon, and I've make it my resolution to do more work on my car, I enjoy this kind of project. How much money is saved by doing this yourself versus having a shop do it?
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How much can be saved by doing your brakes yourself? What is the cost of just the materials versus having a shop do it?
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I did this job a couple weeks ago...I didn't protect my calliper when using the "big jaws" and I dented the paint DOH

Anyway....can anyone tell me how much brake fluid I need to change my brake lines? I have some nice SS lines to install...and I bought 2 bottles of Motul RBF 600 (totally 1 litre)...I just want to make sure it's enough fluid to completely bleed the brakes. (also, I'm using the motive power bleeder)

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:01 PM
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When I changed brake lines, I went through almost 2 liters...

As for the savings? Worst case, you save on the labor (probably a few hundred bucks) and the inconvenience of taking your car to a shop. Best case, you save the labor, get the parts at a discount to what the shop would charge you, get to build your knowledge and have the personal satisfaction of doing the job yourself. That could be priceless!
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Pad changes are really quite easy to change, it really is fun to get in there and be a part of your car.
Plus, a Porsche suspension is really quite cool looking, especially the rear. Lots-o-links!
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I replace all my pads back in Feb. I reused all hardware. The only thing I would do different the next time is to buy new shims. It was a pain in the a$$ to get the old shims clean before I put them back in.
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It looks like a pad change is super-easy, from the video, as you don't need to remove the rotors. Is this the case?
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Originally Posted by spender View Post
It looks like a pad change is super-easy, from the video, as you don't need to remove the rotors. Is this the case?
Only reason to remove the rotors is to replace them.
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How do you know if your rotors need to be changed? Any particular signs to look for?
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Measure them for thickness. You can find the spec online (I don't remember it off the top of my head)

Check for excessive cracks between the holes. Some cracking is normal, but if any of the cracks spread far enough to connect to another hole, it's time to change.
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Originally Posted by seanmcr6 View Post
I did this job a couple weeks ago...I didn't protect my calliper when using the "big jaws" and I dented the paint DOH

Anyway....can anyone tell me how much brake fluid I need to change my brake lines? I have some nice SS lines to install...and I bought 2 bottles of Motul RBF 600 (totally 1 litre)...I just want to make sure it's enough fluid to completely bleed the brakes. (also, I'm using the motive power bleeder)

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I have used one liter when I have done my changes.
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I have used one liter when I have done my changes.
For a regular flush, yes. But you might need more when you change the lines, because you'll introduce so much air into the system.
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