After needing to replace my front rotors on my EF Falcon, I decided to replace them with some aftermarket DBA units. I have now written up a guide for anyone else that wishes to do the same mod, and wants information. Includes easy step by step instructions and some pretty pictures!
Installing rotor's may seem easy but tightening up your own nuts over your bearing unless you know specifically how and there is a special and trick to do it yourself you can cause damage to your bearings.
reason i say this is ive changed them on a few falcons and its common to happen if you dont know what exactly your doing!
but other then that very nice article :)
also should mention, brake fluid burns paint and skin after a while too, watch out peeps :)
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One thing tho, in the brake bleeding instructions, It said that you just keep pumping the brake pedal until the new fluid comes out. I always thought that you need to close the valve when the brake pedal is fully depressed so that it doesn't suck any air(or old fluid) through the bleeding hose.
Fusion - you're right, it can be, but in my experience it isn't something extremely daunting, like anything, it can be learnt! DBA did an article on it also, found at http://www.dba.com.au/tech/tech04.asp If you aren't comfortable with doing it, for sure pay someone to do it for you.
94ED Fairmont - it is the same on your model, I have been told. And I am not sure abou the AU1 rims in the EF offset, I have only seen the AU2 rims so far. I have seen AU1 rims used with spacers though, but I wouldn't do it myself.
Futura97 - It depends what school you went to. My mechanic said that your way is correct for older vehicles or if there is air in the lines, there a few ways to do it. Usually for newer cars, it isn't needed if you are just changing the fluid. But depending on what you were taught, some people prefer to always do it the way you described. But the brake master cylinder won't suck air from the caliper, it will suck new brake fluid from the reservoir.
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