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My Profile | Active Users | Help | Search | Google Search You are logged in as Massboykie, Log out VWvortex Forums Brakes Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade hookdub Member Offline Member Since 11-21-2003 141 posts Bergen County NJ 97 Golf TREK DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade « » 6:49 PM 4-1 (Can a moderator put a DIY in the title so it doesnt look like a question) Here is a list of parts. I will go over this how to again to refine it but pics speek louder than words. Caliper Guide Pin Boot Kit Caliper Repair Kit Bleeder screw with check valve Brake clean. DOT 4 ATE blue brake fluid turkey baister For a MK3 upgrade get a set of Corrado rotors. The calipers bolt up like they were made to fit. Get the bleeder screws with the check valve. With this check valve you can bleed you brakes by youself without the tool. The steps seem weird because I got a wrong rebuild kit the first time so I painted it then rebuilt it. Page 1 of 17 VWvortex Forums: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade 4/17/2007 http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3186789

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DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade « » 6:49 PM 4-1

(Can a moderator put a DIY in the title so it doesnt look like a question)

Here is a list of parts. I will go over this how to again to refine it but pics speek louder than words.

Caliper Guide Pin Boot Kit

Caliper Repair Kit

Bleeder screw with check valve

Brake clean. DOT 4 ATE blue brake fluid

turkey baister

For a MK3 upgrade get a set of Corrado rotors. The calipers bolt up like they were made to fit.

Get the bleeder screws with the check valve. With this check valve you can bleed you brakes by youself without the tool.

The steps seem weird because I got a wrong rebuild kit the first time so I painted it then rebuilt it.

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Wire wheel the heck out of it

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for all the fans file & smooth the casting marks on the carier and calliper

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I was carefull with poping out the piston. 40psi worked for me. Use a bunch of brake clean in and out.

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Remone the o ring from the caliper with something softer than steel and be carefull not to scratch the walls. Replacing the oring is sim

piston and caliper wall with new brake fluid for assembly lube. Here is the tricky part I found it easy to slide the seal on the groove of

can be unfolded.You see how the seal is sitting, the side that seals with the caliper is sitting slid up from the piston. Now with the seal

arrange the piston in the calliper so you can seat the seal with the calliper while keeping it on the piston. It took me a while but it is th

destroy the seal. I pressed the piston in by hand with a little TLC. I HIGHLY sugest you slide the piston in and out using the air and wo

because I didn't get the seal right the first time even though it seemed ok until I cycled the piston.

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make sure the bleeder screw is facing up when installed to make sure you didnt install them upside down

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I didnt take pics of every step because my hands were dirty.

The slider pins, boots and the bleeder screws are easy enough.

Make sure to grease the slider pins, this will make sure you caliper dosent bind.

One thing, make sure to coat the o-rings and boot seals with brake fluid for a positive seal.

Last thing is to bleed the brakes. I used a turkey baister to remove old fluid from the master.

Once you start bleeding keep an eye on the master.

FYI, when/if painting the underside go lite. Putting too much paint will make the pads a tight fit.

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (hookdub) » « » 7:44 PM 4-1

Nice writeup, Im sure your happy with the results, poorly lubricated caliper pins cause all kinds of drama, next time see if you can find

up your calipers with some powder coat, alot more durable than paint,

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (hookdub) » « » 8:22 PM 4-1

Wow, great write up. I will be picking up a set of Girling 60s and hopefully doing this. Your efforts are appreciated by the Tex

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (Dutchsider) » « » 8:44 PM 4-1

real nice. been meaning to do this. where did you buy the rebuild kit?

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (eurotekms) » « » 8:49 PM 4-1

rockauto.com just dont get the cheep kit. I got the wrong pieces. I think the brand was twk.

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (hookdub) » « » 5:26 PM 4-1

Did u replace every hose for DOT 5 fluid

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (O2VW1.8T) » « » 8:15 PM 4-1

I didn' t use the dot 5, I used the ate blue dot 4 fluid. Sorry this post is a work in progress

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Re: DIY: Girling 54 rebuild/ mk3 upgrade (hookdub) » « » 8:47 PM 4-1

yeah i was confused, cause it would be stupid to use dot 5 cause everything needs to be changed

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I didn' t use the dot 5, I used the ate blue dot 4 fluid. Sorry this post is a work in progress

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