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hopefully a yes or no answer

Just want to check of this is correct or not.

Standard 239mm discs and gti calipers.

Is the front of the caliper (closest the ground) meant to tuck under the carrier or not.

No matter that I try it wont squeeze under but all the bolts do line up.

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2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
1999 Triumph Daytona 955i Post apocalyptic, rat, brat, scrambler, steam punk, cafe racer

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That looks right to me.


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Yes it look right.

Is there any copper grease on the ends of the pads which slide along the new shiny anti rattle guides, can help with moving the pads in and out when you press the pedal…


1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
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Briano1234 & mark1gls cheers gents and no I didnt grease the ends actually but its not a finished job yet. 

I'm pretty sure my new brake hoses are too short

Current rides:

2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
1999 Triumph Daytona 955i Post apocalyptic, rat, brat, scrambler, steam punk, cafe racer

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WATERNAIR said


I'm pretty sure my new brake hoses are too short

Almost sounds like a personal problem….."couldn't resist."

If you buy new hoses buy the SS braided internal teflon ones for the front and rear, Last longer and don't swell under pressure so you get a more firmer feel to your brakes.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Briano1234 thats another subject for a different forum!

I have got a Goodrich braided set, just 3 lines, 1 for the rear I assume but the fronts dont look as if they will be long enough. 

I picked them up on ebay not long after I got the car because the kit was cheap but starting to think it was a hasty purchase

Current rides:

2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
1999 Triumph Daytona 955i Post apocalyptic, rat, brat, scrambler, steam punk, cafe racer

IMG_20190803_123357.jpg

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Should of been 4 lines, as there are 2 on the rear of my Cabby one for each side of the axle.

for certain things I stay away from ebay, save for moogie (mk1autohaus) as he is a legit VW head, and I have been buying from him for years.

If you would of bought from VWHeritage or Werks34 you could be assured of proper fitment.  

I know some dubs have the proportional valves on the rear of the car for weight/stopping and am unsure of the number of lines needed for those situations.

My Cabriolet has the proportional valves on the MC and run hardlines to the rear then they split and have rubber flexures over the axle to hardlines to the wheel cylinders.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Briano1234 what year is you cab? Mines 85 but regardless I assume they are all the same after 83

Current rides:

2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
1999 Triumph Daytona 955i Post apocalyptic, rat, brat, scrambler, steam punk, cafe racer

IMG_20190803_123357.jpg

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Right I've worked it out, looks like I've been sold a kit with just the 2 rear hoses and 1 front.
Have since wasted more money on 2x male to male adapters to fit the rear hoses on the front calipers as well! 

Looks like I will have some spares after all this 

Current rides:

2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
1999 Triumph Daytona 955i Post apocalyptic, rat, brat, scrambler, steam punk, cafe racer

IMG_20190803_123357.jpg
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