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Re: TECH: C5 Brake upgrade?

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James Young <[log in to unmask]>

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James Young <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 3 Feb 2006 15:41:55 -0000

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Hi Jim

Thank you for your reply, the thing that I find most appealing about the
Power Bleeder is the fact that it holds a couple of quarts of fluid, so you
don't have to keep going and adding another couple of tablespoons of fluid
to the reservoir. It usually takes me about a litre / quart of fluid to
flush the system through clean, as the ABS unit seems to hold more than you
would think.

I have been reading about the various fluids available on the market and
came across one from Castrol called SRF Racing Brake Fluid at the insane
price of between $65 - $80 a litre, I thought that it should be worth a
little more investigating as it is 10 times the price of normal brake fluid.
Well some people (not Castrol) are making amazing claims about it, so I
thought I would try it out when I get the bits and pieces that I have
ordered from DRM, has anybody tried or got an opinion about this fluid and
it's suitability for the ZR1?.

Regards
James Young

1991 VIN J #262 Red/Red

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Donahue" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ZR1] TECH: C5 Brake upgrade?


> I have used a power bleeder on other cars (not a ZR-1) and didn't feel
there was any advantage over using the MityVac pump on each wheel cylinder.
If you don't already have the MityVac the power bleeder might be just as
good a choice.  Both do a good job of quickly flushing the old fluid.
>
> Jim
>
>
> >>> James Young <[log in to unmask]> 02/02/06 12:08PM >>>
> Hi Marc
>
> I think that I am going to have to leave a major brake upgrade until next
> year, so I have ordered a set of stainless steel brake lines, a brake bias
> spring and some PFZ pads, I am contemplating either buying or making some
> brake cooling ducts like Mike Kryger has, as they will still be a valid
> addition to what ever I add later.
> I have been looking at the Power Bleeder that Mid America sells with some
> interest, I have found that the brakes always feel better after some hard
> driving when you change the fluid. I already have speed bleeders in the
> calipers which help single-handed brake bleeding, but to have the fluid
just
> pour out as you crack the nipple would really speed things up. Anybody
used
> one of these?
> I am also doing some work on the top end i.e. waiting for RC to send me
some
> new injectors, apparently they have run out of the 205cc's. As you never
> know what you are going to find under the plenum I do not want to take on
a
> major brake or suspension project right now.
>
> Regards
>
> James Young
>
> 1991 VIN J #262 Red/Red
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marc Randolph" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: "James Young" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 7:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZR1] TECH: C5 Brake upgrade?
>
>
> > On 1/27/06, James Young <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > Hi Marc
> > >
> > > Thank you for the useful information, I am not sure now that just
> putting
> > > C5 calipers on the car will achieve what I am looking for i.e. more
> > > durability, less fade,
> >
> > Howdy James,
> >
> > If you only did the calipers and not the rotors, you may be correct.
> > If you could fit the rotors on as well, I'd think that it would help
> > substantially, don't you?  What about the base-model C6 brakes?  That
> > would be better than Mov'it, and probably less costly (after
> > engineering how to get them to work on a C4).
> >
> > Have fun,
> >
> >    Marc
> >
> >
> >
>
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