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2 weeks 16 hours ago - 1 week 6 days ago #4146 by 2250
Brembo rear caliper @ 78S was created by 2250
Gott in Himmel! "Iti" brakes on a Kraut machine?

Spooned on a new rear tar. Squeaky cleaned the hub and ring gear. Carefully applied just the right amount of super-sticky green goo onto the gears. Decided the FA18 pads were done with....now the fun begins! A lot of indie shops here in Portlandia don't carry the old parts anymore, hence some FA 18's were on a dusty back shelf. I bought the remaining inventory at 80's prices....Woo hoo! Removing the old required popping out that dumb double curly retaining clip....A fine looking sensuous clip if ever was, as was the graceful looking caliper itself. Not much bother slipping the new pads in, but seating that clip correctly is!

I had forgotten the "trick" on renewing and bleeding the r. caliper, though. It was a cursed job. So I read up on it again. There are 17 different forums going on and on about bleeding rear Brembo calipers....I tried them all. Standing on my head. Facing Mecca. Hopping on one foot. Eye drops. Nose drops. Tear drops. Nothing but air. Bubble bubble bubble.....

Then I rem'd "the trick!" I had written my own notes in the repair manual...

"Wheel side. Bleeder valve down and vertical".

Easy stuff once you get the right mojo workin'.
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