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Old 01-04-2003, 20:46   #1 (permalink)
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Read Aftermarket Disc Rotor Installation Guide

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!

www.geocities.com/polar988/automotive

It's easily found under 'Tech Articles'.

I'd really appreciate other peoples input, I want the guide to be as comprehensive as possible to make it easy for other people to use. If you have anything to add, please, add it here!

Cheers.......... Tim
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Old 01-04-2003, 20:50   #2 (permalink)
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Yet another great turtorial from Tim! By the time tims finished we'll all be qualified mechanics on Falcons!
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where's the holes and slots? hehehe
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nice article.

but dont take this the wrong way..

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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Is it basically the same for and ED? I think my rotors are nearing the end of the line...

You've probbaly been asked this before, but it is possible to go to Bob Jane or whoever and order those mags from the AU1 with the right offset for my ED isn't it?
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Very good article.

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.
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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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zan, i already have cross drilled slotted :) lol

Oh and yes, pumping the brakes till new fluid comes out is the actual way you are supposed to do it on any car.

You pump and pump till new fluid flows thru then hold the pedal in and obviously should tighten the nut.

Thats what every mechanic ive seen does. :)
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Ahhhh...

Ive been waiting for something like this for soooo long.

Good stuff Tim !!


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Cool, thanks for the feedback! As always, if anyone wants more information, I'd be more than happy to help out! Thanks to people's contributions too, they are very important.

Enjoy yourselves!

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