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Old 02-09-2011, 02:03 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Need Help To DIY Front Caliper

I was wondering how hard it would be to change my front Calipers? I know a little of mechanic. My question is, is it better just to pay a brake shop or is it easy that I can do it myself? I am doing the 300zx brake setup. Or if someone knows the step that I need to do and want to help me that would be fine too. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need Help To DIY Front Caliper

it isnt hard, you gonna need the following:

C-clamp to compress caliper(s)
open end wrenches to take brake lines off
i think a 14 or a 17mm socket + wratchet for 2 bolts that hold caliper to hub
brake fluid, another 8 or 10mm open end for the bleedervalve and thats about it...

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As far as spacers/brackets and all that i dont know but for removal/install its that ^
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Default Re: Need Help To DIY Front Caliper

So I bleed the brake first? The thing I don't understand is do I drain all the brake fluid out? I'm going to be installing the SS line. Isn't the brake fluid going to come out?
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PAY SOMEONE!!!!!!!!! Replacing the calipers and brake lines really isnt a complex process and the questions you are asking scare me alittle. Stopping is important.
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Default Re: Need Help To DIY Front Caliper

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So I bleed the brake first? The thing I don't understand is do I drain all the brake fluid out? I'm going to be installing the SS line. Isn't the brake fluid going to come out?
Take off everything you are changing, and put the new parts on. When you are done MAKE SURE you bleed the brakes. Fill the master cylinder, and begin bleeding...start with the wheel the furthest from the master cylinder. As you are bleeding, make sure the master cylinder doesn't go dry. If at any point the master cylinder runs dry of fluid, you will HAVE to bench bleed the master cylinder.
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