[A4] Brakes & Rotors Update

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 13:09:13 EST 2006

there are a couple tricks to bleeding the a4. the stasis website
actually has several good tech articles on brake maintenance and

the gist with the a4 is that you have to bleed the system, then use a
scan tool or vag com to cycle the abs pump, then rebleed the whole
system to get the reserviors in the abs pump cleared out. audiworld
has a writeup on it if you search.

i just upgraded to the tt carier / a8 rotor and used slotted brembos
and porterfield r4s's. theyre really nice. little squeaky but great
feel and bite. and very low dust.

as for lines, i replaced my lines with new stock lines and with new
fluid [motul 5.1] it feels great. i was going to go stainless but
cheaped out. fwiw ive NEVER heard of braided lines failing on any of
the several boards i subscribe to. you can get them with an outer
nylon sleeve, i think stasis makes a set to prevent the possibility of
this happening. no affiliation, but thats what i'd buy just to be

good luck,

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