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This is a discussion on Sinister's Progress Thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Sinister Sheared a brembo caliper bolt. caliper is at a machine shop as we speak Do yours ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister
    Sheared a brembo caliper bolt. caliper is at a machine shop as we speak
    Do yours have the bracket on them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Do yours have the bracket on them?
    The kb bracket? No. I have STi spindles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister
    The kb bracket? No. I have STi spindles
    No, there's a support bracket on some STI calipers. They are notorious for seizing/sheering bolts during removal. Last brake job I did, both fronts seized.
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    What are your cold starts like in the morning? Mine are pretty bad too. How cold are the temps in the morning?
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    only like 40 degrees.


    Matt... no I don't have any brackets.
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    so... "Heads By Drew" took care of the caliper. He did an awesome job. I'm overly pleased... and the price was less than I was expecting.

    I'm never changing the front rotors on my brembos again. That is the biggest son of a gun ever.

    So... since I took the caliper off... I bled a bunch of fluid. I tried just bleeding that side, but my brakes are spongier than snot. Also... the inside bleeder on the front left is stripped. That's always nice. I'm to the point where I just want someone else to do it. I'm not able to drive my car though!
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    Re: Sinister's Progress Thread

    I always have to bleed each caliper a few times to get the air out.
    Make sure you open each bleeder slowly and only as much as required.

    Also.. Keep in mind you may have to pump your brakes a few times initially just to get the pads to close the distance to the rotors.

    If you are using a power bleeder keep the pressure under 15psi to avoid little micro bubbles.

    It's almost a game to get all the air out of them regardless of what order you do it in. Just keep trying and make sure you have some extra fluid. It's very frustrating though, I agree.

    I am hoping my rotors last a long time. Long enough that I will just get the KNS bbk for the fronts. It's ridiculous how easy those strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    No, there's a support bracket on some STI calipers. They are notorious for seizing/sheering bolts during removal. Last brake job I did, both fronts seized.
    Those things ****ing suck! I have no idea how I didn't sheer my fronts bolts...
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    I have support brackets on mine, used antiseize when inserting bolts.. Doubt it'll help. As for brake bleeding brembos.. Yea dont ****in use a power bleeder, you just need to do each by hand a couple times unfotunately


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    I have support brackets on mine, used antiseize when inserting bolts.. Doubt it'll help. As for brake bleeding brembos.. Yea dont ****in use a power bleeder, you just need to do each by hand a couple times unfotunately
    I've had to use the power bleeder a few times due to not having a second body to press the pedal at 4am. It'll work, just keep the pressure low or you get micro bubbles. That being said... I always would use a second person and do it normally.
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    I've used 3 different power bleeders I have and finally to get my sponginess to go away I put a person in the drivers seat, up on the lift all wheels off, all bleeders shut and each bleeder by hand twice then do it all again. Pedal is like a rock now


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    Re: Sinister's Progress Thread

    Good stuff dude.

    Provided the pads are extended (after a pump or two), mine normally has about an inch of pedal travel before feeling like a rock.

    I hope the mini Cooper we were working on shows better results with a traditional flush. Otherwise it has two or three inches before settling to its (stable) compressed state.
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    girlfriend's leg got tired. It's not unsafe now... I can drive it. But it definitely isn't as good as it was.
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    Re: Sinister's Progress Thread

    Just keep trying. Sometimes those rears cough up bubbles long after expected. It'll clear up.
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    Sinister's Progress Thread

    Why did you remove the calipers? Oh yea you broke a bolt..


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