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Okay, managed to get the plugs in and the IPD upper engine mount on Friday. Though I had a bad misfire at first, then realized I had the tighter mount on AND the MacGuyver strut bar conversion thingy with the 3/4" washer. I'm just feeling some serious engine vibes now, which I know is normal. Also made the final measurements and cuts for my custom heat shield.<p>Then started the brakes on Sat. afternoon. Easiest brake job EVER on these Brembos. Put my IPD endlinks on and got it back together with my 5mm spacers in less than 2 hours start to finish. Took my time to make sure all mounting surfaces on the pots were clean, the rotor was rubbed down with brake cleaner, and then reinstalled the pads (Volvo OEM) with the copper goop that came with it).<p>Decided (poorly) to start the back brakes at 4:30PM, since I was replacing the parking shoes also. Driver's side rotor came off with minimal whacking, passenger side was much more difficult. And those stupid springs are a PIA to get off and seating them properly took some tinkering. Then the passenger side adjuster came off in my hands and I said "F it". it was late, had to make dinner, and I was out of daylight. <p>All went back together fine the next day, just needed some sleep and a few beers. Put 5mm spacers on the rears as well for a balanced look, bedded the pads in nicely, readjusted the parking brake, and didn't hear a sound from anything. <p>The spacers eliminate 98% of the rub from the 245s. Only ultra hard left hand turns cause rubbing on the right side, but that's avoidable. Now I have to change by PVC stuff out and put a new drive belt on. Should be good for the summer (knocking wood).
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (T5 for Life)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>about to tackle some work myself. Decided to stop being girly and feeding the dealer. Will do lower trans mount this weekend. <p>Sometime this year I will upgrade to doing my own brakes LOL<p><br>
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (FEO)

it is absolute cake dude. Easiest brakes I've ever done. You don't even have to pull the calipers off. <p>If you don't to the e-brake, you'll be fine.
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>about to tackle some work myself. Decided to stop being girly and feeding the dealer. Will do lower trans mount this weekend. <p>Sometime this year I will upgrade to doing my own brakes LOL<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you need some help doing your brakes or other similar tasks that are simple, let me know <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I know that having someone around adds a comfort zone and confidence that it will be done right.
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it is absolute cake dude. Easiest brakes I've ever done. You don't even have to pull the calipers off. <p>If you don't to the e-brake, you'll be fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are they truly that easy to replace? How do you get the rotors out?
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (epicV70R)

I didn't replace the rotors. But if you need to, there are only two bolts that hold the calipers on, and you can twist tie them to the springs to prevent brake lines from sagging. Then you remove a 10mm bolt that holds the rotors on and off they come.<p>As for the pads...all you need to do is tap out the 2 pins that hold the retaining clip/spring on and you pull the pads out the top of the calipers. Reinstalling is the opposite: push the pistons back into the calipers, goop the pads up with anti-squeal brake compound (stock pads come with copper paste from Volvo) and slide them in. Put clip and retaining pins back ina nd your good. The front pads do have orientation arrows, make sure you read the instructions with the OEM pads that tell you which way to point the arrows, and pay attention to that BEFORE you apply the anti-squeal paste.
 

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He said paste. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Now I know who to call when the time comes for mine to be done. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crazy32184</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">if theres a DIY guide online id love to know too.<p>thanks guys</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=87164" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=87164</A><br>credit:gottabstick<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>If you need some help doing your brakes or other similar tasks that are simple, let me know <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I know that having someone around adds a comfort zone and confidence that it will be done right.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> exactly my thinking. Will let you know, maybe we can get a Brembo mini GTG with m3ntos or phuz or god forbid, the chilled man haha<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The front pads do have orientation arrows, make sure you read the instructions with the OEM pads that tell you which way to point the arrows, and pay attention to that BEFORE you apply the anti-squeal paste.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>thanks for the tip! did not know that
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (baxteR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He said paste. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Now I know who to call when the time comes for mine to be done. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just give a holla there son, I'll come up and ass_ist you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Plus you got that nice fancy lift, no sitting on the ground!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Then again bax, with only 6K miles on your caR, your brakes should last another....um...15 years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The spacers eliminate 98% of the rub from the 245s. Only ultra hard left hand turns cause rubbing on the right side, but that's avoidable. Now I have to change by PVC stuff out and put a new drive belt on. Should be good for the summer (knocking wood).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 Spacers solvbed my rubbing issue with 245s a while back, then I got a fender lip rub so the car is having its fenders rolled now.
 

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Re: Did some work this weekend (adykes)

no fender rub, thankfully. But the stance is AWESOME! Just that little push out in each direction and the 17" now look like real tires and the car is ready to pounce.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Then again bax, with only 6K miles on your caR, your brakes should last another....um...15 years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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