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Mark Wainwright

pre 85 s3 front brake line/hose routing

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Hi all,
Does anyone have a pic/diagram of the brake hose/pipe routing and where the small brackets go on the early S3. its just the bit from the flexible line to caliper I`m not sure about.  i have one small metal bracket rusted to the old flexible pipe (and i seem to have lost the other) so not sure how the whole thing routes around the coil springs.

cheers,


Mark 

 

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Does this help? The flexible line attaches to a little bracket which is held under the caliper bolt. The flexible hose then just goes in front of the coil spring. :)

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It's getting there......

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if you are replacing the short solid line good luck, its a BITA to bend up!

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@TAR  hey, i dont suppose you also have a shot of how the brake pads are retained in the caliper? ie, the two pins and whatever anti rattle clips/shims are in there?   i cant find the right kit.  mine has wire anti rattle clips and they don`t seem to fit right.

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Heres a pic of mine from my suspension rebuild last year, i got new link pipes from sj and they didnt fit and had to roll them around a socket till they lined up.

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Thanks for that Chris, i have the same pipes from SJ and was wondering what I was doing wrong...near side fit fine, but not the OS

i do have a small guage pipe bender, but the socket idea is probably going to be more useful.

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This is the only image I have.The pins sit over the tangs on the retainer

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cool, thats good! except i`m not sure what kit it is.. the retainer looks like the one i got for a chevette, but i cant be sure the clips are the same size.. the gt6 kit which i used the pins from has totally different clips that i couldnt figure out..    but this image is great to see what i should be looking for.   cheers again! 

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