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blert

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Over ten years of neglect so here we go.
Wish me luck.
 

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Got the booster and master cylinder in... easy.
Got the rear brakes, soft brake line and shocks done... drums suck, but easy.
Got the driver's side bearings, rotor, soft brake line, shock, caliper and shoes done... easy.
On to the passenger side... Bloody hell! The new caliper bracket bolt holes are too big! The bolt just slides right on in. Napa is not open on Sunday. Damn you Napa!!!
 

blert

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All done except the garage cleanup.
Thankfully, Napa had just restocked so they had a caliper in stock. Took it out to the empty field down the road and activated the abs a few times just to make sure to purge any air in the module. Need to bleed it one last time. It feels good but I think it can be better.
 

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Glad its all good !
Thanks!
Still feels like there is an air bubble in there. I have half a bottle of fluid left so going to bleed it a couple more times until I run it out. No point in keeping an open bottle of brake fluid around.
Loving the Bilstein shocks. Rides better than it ever has and nowhere near as harsh as the Monroe Reflex were. Both the fronts were crapped out BTW. Took them off and mashed them down... they did not return. Backs were still good though but they got changed anyway.
 

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A hand vacuum pump helps to get air out and doing the bleeding with ABS is a pain some times..
 

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