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RE: Coupe q - Lowering - No Front Brakes - HELP!

ROFL!! One question: What about their other brother Daryl?


Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

>From: 	Porsray@aol.com[SMTP:Porsray@aol.com]
>Sent: 	Monday, 23 September, 1996 11:14 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net; ir000185@interramp.com
>Subject: 	Re: Coupe q - Lowering - No Front Brakes - HELP!
>I don't know how they bled them, but one possibility in my experience
>if  they used the old-fashioned method of Darryl #1 pumping up the
>then Darryl #2 goes down and opens the bleed port on the caliper.  This
>forces the master cylinder piston and seals past their normal wear
>and can lead to premature master cylinder failure, which i believe can
>in your problem.
>The other thing is if they used a pressure bleeder (forced out old
>fluid by
>applying air pressure at the reservoir, forcing fluid out the bleed
> I
>believe they MUST first bleed the master cylinder at the bleed screw at
>location, then proceed to bleed in a patter of RR, LR, RF, LF.  if you
>follow this routine, my experience indicates that you won't get all the
>of the system.
>The BRAKE light coming on to me indicates you are using up all the
>pressure just in trying to move the master cylinder piston the
>that it is presently going through - this is guess on my part.
>Good luck!
>Ray calvo (porsray@aol.com)
>1990 Coupe Quattro - brakes bled via pressure bleed (factory)
>method at least 3 times w/o difficulty; car has 106,000 miles
>In a message dated 96-09-23 19:31:08 EDT, you write:
> From: Todd Paciorek <ir000185@interramp.com>
> Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 18:03:11 -0400
> Subject: Coupe q - Lowering - No Front Brakes - HELP!
> Hi all,
> I just stopped at the shop, they ran into a problem in finishing up
>the =
> car...
> To bring you up to speed:
> New Tires, Boge Turbo Gas shocks and Eibach springs.
> After they aligned, they took it for a drive and there were no front =
> brakes. The back brakes worked properly, but you could spin the rotor
>on =
> both sides of the front with someone fully pushing the brakes.
> The pedal was dead soft, with resistance only the last 1/3" of travel.
> The "Brake" light would go off as usual when starting the car, but the
> light would come on again as soon as you pressed the pedal down hard.
> No lines are bound, they bled the fronts, finding no air whatsoever,
>and =
> everything appears in order.
> Now, it doesn't seem just replacing those parts could cause this =
> problem, but it is too coincidental to accept, anyone got any ideas?
> Any help is appreciated!
> BTW: 1" lower makes a coupe look fantastic! the wheelwells look
>filled, =
> but not stuffed. I can't wait to see how it drives.
> TIA,
> Todd
> '90 Coupe q - no brakes, but looks cool
> '84 Jeep Scrambler - no roof or windshield, but looks cool
>  >>