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Old 15-04-2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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Finally with the wheel off i'm greeted by this.

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Think they are due a replacement!* :x
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Looking good.

Some great work you're doing there.

Similar rear brake condition to mine, they're just not used enough.

Check out my thread: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=302691 non-vrs.
Nice work guys. Have a look at this link: http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic...vrs/?p=2369858...
Had the same calipers on my old Fabia vRS and these little springs are most definitely the answer to keep the handbrake working as it should and not stick on like they normally do
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Old 15-04-2016, 03:45 PM   #12
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Hehe, I bought the springs last week. Hopefully get a chance to fit them this weekend.
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:36 PM   #13
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Them brakes were well over due haha
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #14
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Nice work guys. Have a look at this link: http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic...vrs/?p=2369858...
Had the same calipers on my old Fabia vRS and these little springs are most definitely the answer to keep the handbrake working as it should and not stick on like they normally do
You had predicted the future
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:40 PM   #15
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So next up was to do a full brake fluid change.
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Was 4.99 for 1ltrs from ECP or 9.99 for 5ltrs, madness.
The Gunson Bleeder makes this job very easy!
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So went round and managed to remove all the nipples with out breaking any! Gave them all a clean up with the wire wheel.
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Bled a total of 2ltrs new fluid though the whole system with out any problems.
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How ever, when checking over the front brakes.
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IMG_4212.jpg by Daniel Kellaway, on Flickr
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Both sides lower slider pins where stuck solid. Managed to free the Offside one and discovered the reason!
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COOPER SLIP!* :swear:* :swear:* :swear:
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The rubber insert on the pin was completely swollen and nackard!
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The drivers side i was unable to remove the pin at all probably due to the swollen rubber insert stopping it coming out the carrier, it would spin but not move forwards or backwards!*
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After looking at the price of new slider pins (£22)* :finger:*and the hassle of freeing up the other side I've decided to go down the 312mm brake upgrade route.*
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The good news is that after changing the rear and the brake fluid i've not got quite a nice pedal feel back, cant wait to get the 312mm on!
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So watch this space!
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:45 PM   #16
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So had a day off work today and the Fabia had developed a annoying rattle sound in the rear so i set about to investigate!

First up she goes.

IMG_4226.jpg by Daniel Kellaway, on Flickr

Think i have found the problem!

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The spring washers have broken off allowing the exhaust shield to rattle on the exhaust.

So the first job was to consume these.

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Then remove the spare wheel as i was going to pop rivet the shield back on.

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Consumption of beer becomes clear, perfect repair material.

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Left side

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Right Side

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All fixed, very solid now with 4 x rivets holding it up.

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As that was a quick fix i decided since the spare was out would give the holder and the spare wheel a clean up.

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Gave the wheel lock a clean up and grease.

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Then i went and picked up some goodies for the weekend, here is a sneak peak of things to come

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Old 15-04-2016, 04:50 PM   #17
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312mm Brake Upgrade - Prep

So i won some Audi TT 2004 ATE 312mm Calipers, Carriers, nearly new disc's and pads off Ebay for an absolute steal! The next day i nipped up to Hartlepool to collect them.

They are in very nice condition, but a clean up and some paint is in order.
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First off to free the bleed nipples and banjo

IMG_4268-2.jpg by Daniel Kellaway, on Flickr

Then remove the calipers from the sliders

IMG_4270-2.jpg by Daniel Kellaway, on Flickr

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Pistons checked for free movement! Both fine.

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Slider before
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Slider after

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Tool for the job!

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All prepped ready for paint!

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Couple of shots with the paint still wet.

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After a day or so of drying!

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Got a few things left to go before i'm going to install them, need to tap out all the holes to remove the paint from the threads and clean up some of the rubber parts and bleed nipples that
got paint on! The paint was a bit of a nightmare to work with in my cold garage!

Then nip to ECP pick up some new pads then hopefully all going well get them installed!
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:55 PM   #18
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So got the 312MM Brakes on today!

Started out with getting her on axle stands

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Before shot!

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Wheel off.

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Yummmy!

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Drivers side

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Yet again, dont bother if you dont have an Impact Screwdriver!

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Loosen brake hose banjo bolt before removing caliper.

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Remove 18mm carrier bolts! Boy they where tight.

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Working them back and forward with the impact got them out!

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Pry carrier and pads off!

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Place old caliper out of the way for now.

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Now, this is where things get interesting, I've had the car just over a month. I purchased it off a dealer who put on a full mot on the car on the day of collection. Now I've never liked how
the brakes felt since day one. Doing the rears and changing the fluid improved the feel of the brakes but they still wern't that great.

So you can imagine how happy i was to see the state of these discs and pads!

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Now, im no mot tester but i cant see how these could pass!.

But here is the best part.

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The friction material was completely separated from the back on the pad and was just loose inside of the caliper! Im very anoyed with the dealer and shall be paying him a visit Monday Morning.
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Old 15-04-2016, 04:59 PM   #19
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Anyway moving on!

More weight saving occurred.

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Nice carrier bolts.

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Cleaned up.

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Ready to go!

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Disc and carrier back on

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Brembo, the choice of champions apparently!

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I decided to reuse the discs that i got as they turned out to be Brembo, how every the pads where cheap nasty Drytec. So opted for new.

Back together with the sliders greased in the proper grease.

IMG_4383.jpg by Daniel Kellaway, on Flickr

Swapped the hose from the old caliper to the new and proceeded to pressure bleed.

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Finished,

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Im pleased to say im very chuffed with how they look.

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So took her out for a test drive and WOW. I nearly put my self though the windscreen. Amazing pedal feel and lots of bite and no squirming around on breaking anymore!

Now I'm looking forward to Monday morning when i go have a "quiet" word with the dealer!
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Old 15-04-2016, 05:03 PM   #20
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Small update from this week.

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New rear wiper, replacement passenger window switch as mine is goosed and some handbrake return springs.

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All sorted, very easy job.
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Old wiper past its best.
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Popped the new one on, again dead easy job.

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Springs compressed in vice to make installation easy.

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Cut the cable ties and sorted.

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