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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

Raguvian

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
In the end it doesn't matter either way, but honestly, I'm leaning on it was something I did during the rebuild. I greased all 8 of the seals, and I would have noticed something like that. It's possible they may have nicked them and the tears just weren't that prominent, but they definitely didn't look like that when I installed them.

Unless you cocked the fuck out of the pistons while installing them, causing them to tear the seals, I doubt it would have happened while installing.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Unless you cocked the fuck out of the pistons while installing them, causing them to tear the seals, I doubt it would have happened while installing.

Either way, two full rebuild kits will be here tomorrow so I have plenty of spare parts. Can get the caliper back together and back on the car. Rebleed again, and hopefully be good.

Oh. And even though I had relieved the pressure, the power bleeder dumped about 1L of brake fluid on my garage floor lol.

No so crazy for having 10L of fluid ready to now, now am I?!?
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Either way, two full rebuild kits will be here tomorrow so I have plenty of spare parts. Can get the caliper back together and back on the car. Rebleed again, and hopefully be good.

Oh. And even though I had relieved the pressure, the power bleeder dumped about 1L of brake fluid on my garage floor lol.

No so crazy for having 10L of fluid ready to now, now am I?!?

If you didn't have bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck at all. Remind me never to go on a cruise with you. 🤣🤣🤣
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
If you didn't have bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck at all. Remind me never to go on a cruise with you. 🤣🤣🤣

:ROFLMAO:

I mean, that wasn't so much luck as it was my own doing. I walked into the garage, saw the puddle, saw the power bleeder, put 1 + 1 together and went "Ah fuck god damn it!" and now I have this permeant souvenir...

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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I'll take rebuilding my caliper tomorrow, having no leaks, and being happy with the pedal feel. No lottery required 😂

A much more realistic outcome.

If you're happy with pedal feel tomorrow, that will be like winning the lottery.

Took me several tries.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
And considering I only used 2 of the seals from the two rebuild kits I bought, it means I essentially paid $68 for two rubber o-rings...

Most expensive o-rings in history. But, at least I have extra. I don't even want to think the total of what this swap cost me lol. It has to be north of $1,600 including the back brakes...
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
And considering I only used 2 of the seals from the two rebuild kits I bought, it means I essentially paid $68 for two rubber o-rings...

Most expensive o-rings in history. But, at least I have extra. I don't even want to think the total of what this swap cost me lol. It has to be north of $1,600 including the back brakes...
Ouch. But I'm glad they're working well for you. 8 liters more flushing to go. :ROFLMAO:
 

turbojzrr

Go Kart Newbie
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Car(s)
'19 Golf R
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Project is finished, and the brakes work great! Pedal feel is perfectly fine. No dead travel, you can feel them start to engage the moment you touch the pedal. Very happy with the results!
Did you bleed it with the help of a vibrator / massager?

Seems like the real problem with pedal feel is due to user error / not bleeding properly
 
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