I installed the Goodridge lines this morning. They went on very easily. Helps that I used a lift, but it's doable with some jack stands if you have to. Took me 3.5 hours to change the lines and bleed all 4 corners; longer than I expected. Especially on Mother's Day... The wife wasn't so happy
The Goodridge lines are labeled for the TT RS, 2009+. Part # SAU0609-4C
I used a Motive Power Bleeder to flush some Motul RBF600 through the lines. I used 1/2 liter per corner, so 2 liters total.
The steps are pretty simple:
1. Jack up the car
2. Remove the wheel
3. Line up new line with old to estimate placement of the retainer fittings
4. Remove the retainer clips with a screwdriver and pliers
5. Unscrew both ends of the brake lines and capture leaking fluid with a cloth
6. Remove the line
6a. On the front brakes only, remove the small bracket from the back of the caliper that doesn't really do anything. You'll know what I mean.
7. Install new line and adjust the retainer fittings
8. Screw down both ends of the line and tighten snugly
8a. Reinstall retainer clips
9. Bleed the brake with the Power Bleeder
10. Repeat 3 times
EDIT: One more thing. When using the Motive Power Bleeder, what everyone fails to mention is what happens at the end of the bleed. I eventually realized that the brake fluid reservior was entirely filled and was backing up the filler cap and up the line attached to it. Meaning, if I unscrewed the Power Bleeder cap to remove it, fluid would gush out everywhere and I'd have to use a turkey baster to suck out the extra fluid. The simple solution is to use the Power Bleeder to force a bit of air into the reservior. All that meant for me is that as I was done flushing 1/2 a liter through each of the calipers, I let the bleeder keep going when it ran out of fluid. This was just pushing the fluid in the reservior through the brake lines which created a void at the top. After a minute or so, the level in the reservior was suitable and I closed up the bleed port on the caliper to stop the process. I did this on the front driver's side wheel because it was the easier way to do it with one person.
Tools to have handy:
Protecta-sockets for the wheels
11mm open end wrench
Needle-nose Vise Grips
Motive Power Bleeder
Large flathead screwdriver
So, how does it feel? Pretty good, actually. I've been taking it easy to make sure it's not going to fail. I'll get on it tomorrow. But, so far, it definitely feels better. The pedal is firmer than before. Whether that's the lines or the fluid, I have no idea. Probably a bit of both. Either way, I'm glad I did it. It's setting the stage for the Carbotechs that are in the mail.
Some craptastic photos:
- Jeremy -