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Old 04-02-2001, 07:39 PM   #1
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Question Looking for 2nd pair of hands in East Bay for mechanical work

At the suggestion of a couple of people, I've decided to back off doing a rear drum-to-disc conversion by myself on my 97 OBS.

So, I'm looking for another person in the Bay Area, preferably East Bay, that wouldn't mind sharing a couple of hours and some experience with me one fine Saturday morning. I've got all of the parts and tools, but I've never swapped out brake lines before.

I'd be happy to reciprocate an equal amount of time, though I have to admit only limited knowledge of scoobies (last car I spent a significant amount of time on was an carburated 1974 BMW 2002).

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Old 04-02-2001, 07:55 PM   #2
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I've done this coversion on some A3 Jettas.
Make certain you have flare nut wrenches. Even still with these wrenches the brake tubeing and Rubber brake lines sometimes won't loosen or might even become rounded. I have found that if you are installing SS braided lines that a difficult connection can easily be taken apart by cutting the rubber line as near the connection as possible and use a deep well socket and impact gun while holding the other side with a flare nut wrench. Otherwise get ready to learn how to build your own hard brake lines.

Other than getting the brake lines installed the job is a snap on VWs. I hope the Subie is as easy to work on. Frank
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Old 04-02-2001, 08:35 PM   #3
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You might have better luck if you post this in the bay area forum. I would love to come and spectate/watch. This is something that I eventually want to do to my car too.

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