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Old 10-23-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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New question for next spring

A local Mom and Pop shop did an awesome job on powder coating my 17 year old wheels Porsche Silver and then a nice clear coat...so I asked about the calipers and he said no problem if they were torn down because he has to bake them for the powder coat finish. My long-winded question is if I just take the calipers off and let the fluid gravity bleed out will this drain the ABS pump....by the time I do this I will need to do a brake fluid replacement anyway.

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Old 10-24-2018, 05:14 AM   #2
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yeah probably.

just cover the hard brake lines that screw into the caliper with a cap. No need to make your life more difficult by having to bleed abs and potentially the clutch.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:29 AM   #3
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Do NOT let all the fluid drain out when preventing such is so easy. (Not to mention clutch is still fed by master cylinder...)

Either cap off line at each corner w/ a golf tee or wire nut. Or if replacing brake lines in spring then just crimp each with a small a clamp or pair of locking pliers. Some will still drip using either method so wrap w/ a zip-lock bag if worried about any spillage.

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