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Old 05-23-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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thank you Brembo

for making pad change too damn easy. once you do the 1st one and see what u have to do it takes about 2-3 minutes per caliper to change these, so i dont know why would anyone pay anyobody a dollar to change out their pads, if you can take your wheel off, check psi in your tires, you can do this.
so i got new pads but never got time to change them, so today i finally did.
i noticed at the autoX that i really dont have that stopping power that porsche should have, somethign felt jsut alittle too weird, and being in patricks S didnt help hahah.
so i changed the pads today, and check out in what condition they were in.
the front ones were i would say halfway burned, and back ones were... well just look, light was just waiting to go off.
made sure to tap the brakes a few times (i was w a friend when he was changing pads on his car, and he rolled into his dads new truck after a brake change, that wasnt fun to watch)
took the car for a spin,and WOW, night and day diff.
sometimes soon patrick (Sammy on here) will bleed my brake fluid, so that should help too




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Old 05-23-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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Get a Motive Power Bleeder and having a dealer flush your brakes will be a thing of the past. Some of this stuff is so damn simple, you'd be foolish to pay someone to do it for you!
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
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well patrick has a power bleeder, so ill see how he does it, im gonna buff out some scratches on his car and hell bleed my brake fluid, then some BBQ and its a nice day.
hopefully nick can make it out as well
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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Yeah, I agree...brake pad change is so simple. Don't even need to take out the calipers like other cars. I did all 4 wheels in my sleep. I don't know how dealer can charge so much. Brake fluid flush is also easy if you have the power bleeder.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
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well patrick has a power bleeder, so ill see how he does it, im gonna buff out some scratches on his car and hell bleed my brake fluid, then some BBQ and its a nice day.
hopefully nick can make it out as well
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:31 AM   #6
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alrighttt Nick.
just make sure to keep your old man away from the car, i dont wanna take out more scratches
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:59 AM   #7
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I kinda think Brembo knew allot of these cars do double duty as street and track mobiles so they came up with a fast way of changing the pads. With a rechargable impact gun and race jack you can do the whole street to track wheels/pads conversion in a flash.
Those bleeders are dirt cheap. Considering its a good idea to this yearly, its a good investment.

I really wish (hint...) someone filmed all these easy DIY onto YouTube.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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Nothing magic about the Brembos. The brakes on my 1987 RX-7 turbo were exactly the same in terms of pad changes. Just pull the pins and slide out the pads. It's the wonderfulness of monoblock calipers that gives us this convenience, not to mention the great brake feel.

Did you remember to use a micrometer to measure the rotor thickness? I know you did...

Another tip for everyone else out there - wrap the caliper in a towel and crack the bleed screws when you put the new pads in. This makes it easier for the pistons to retract when inserting the new pad and prevents any moisture or debris from back-flushing into the ABS unit (unlikely, but possible).
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I usually remove the cap from the reseviour up top and used a caliper piston spreader to push them back in the calipers.
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You should always crack the bleed screws. You don't want debris going back upstream to the abs unit / master cylinder.
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Hey DJ, I'll buy you a Power Bleeder if you teach me how to change pads and get Sammy to teach me how to change the brake fluid.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:18 PM   #12
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Hey DJ, I'll buy you a Power Bleeder if you teach me how to change pads and get Sammy to teach me how to change the brake fluid.
Unfortunately with your fancy schmancy 987 you need a PST tool to actuate the ABS to get all the brake fluid out. I don't have a PST tool.

Anyone, how big of a deal is it to flush the system by clearing out the ABS module? It sounds important to me as the goal is to get all the old fluid out, but hey, you never now?

Or even better, how much is a PST tool?
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Just a note: One of the best things you can do to improve your braking performance is to put on stainless steel lines. I changed my pads/rotors one week, then finally got a chance to change the lines/fluid the following week... The pads/rotors were a decent improvement, but changing out the brake lines was NIGHT AND DAY.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:32 PM   #14
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how much did that cost you? the lines
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #15
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how much did that cost you? the lines
You can get new lines for less than $70 shipped from a ton of companies.
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I did the ss brake lines in a previous car and it felt better in autox/track but it made the brake a little tough for street use. Took away that cushy feeling. One of the only mods I had reversed back to stock.
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Uh oh... wait till MNB hears about that. He gave me a ton of reasons why not to buy SS brake lines, maybe he will chime in.

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