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    MK6R - Brake Pads & Rotor replacement

    Hi All,

    About to do a whole brake pad and rotor overhaul on the R. Is bleeding the brakes necessary?
    Also I've been advised that you can't just push the brake piston with the tool, relieving the pressure from the brake fluid nipple is required?
    Did some digging around the forums and can't seem to get a definitive answer.

    Thanks guys!

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    On the same subject, there is an ebay 20% off deal going at the moment.

    I am considering some brake upgrades on my MK6R.

    see here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/286421

    Is it worth grabbing some bits like:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152084140935
    DBA T3 Performance Brake Rotor Pair Slotted DBA42808S

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152165070929
    Motul DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid 0.5L

    The ones below don't qualify for the 20% discount deal:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400835368681
    Goodridge CLG Braided Brake Hoses fit VW Golf Mk5 Mk6 4WD R32-FRs & Mids Only

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262442603935
    Remsa European Brake Pads Heavy Duty suits VW Golf 2.0 3.2 R32 Front and Rear

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrone View Post
    Hi All,

    About to do a whole brake pad and rotor overhaul on the R. Is bleeding the brakes necessary?
    Also I've been advised that you can't just push the brake piston with the tool, relieving the pressure from the brake fluid nipple is required?
    Did some digging around the forums and can't seem to get a definitive answer.

    Thanks guys!
    If you're doing the pads & rotors you may as well do fluid too but it's up to you. How many K's have you done on the fluid that's in there now and how old is it?

    You don't need to crack the nipple to push the piston in, just unscrew the cap on the reservoir and check it frequently so it doesn't overflow. Just make sure you have the right pad compressor tool though, the rear calipers screw in anti-clockwise (i think) and are a massive pain to do if you buy one that goes clockwise!!
    MK6 Golf R / DSG / Rising Blue / APR Stage 2+ / APR DSG Tune / Scorpion TBE / Unitronic CAI / APR HPFP / Eurojet FMIC / IE PCV Delete / R8 Coil Packs / GFB DV+ /


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTurkey View Post
    On the same subject, there is an ebay 20% off deal going at the moment.

    I am considering some brake upgrades on my MK6R.

    see here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/286421

    Is it worth grabbing some bits like:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152084140935
    DBA T3 Performance Brake Rotor Pair Slotted DBA42808S

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152165070929
    Motul DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid 0.5L

    The ones below don't qualify for the 20% discount deal:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400835368681
    Goodridge CLG Braided Brake Hoses fit VW Golf Mk5 Mk6 4WD R32-FRs & Mids Only

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262442603935
    Remsa European Brake Pads Heavy Duty suits VW Golf 2.0 3.2 R32 Front and Rear

    Thanks in advance
    Have the same rotors and hoses. Goodridge are excellent quality but DBA rotors are actually slightly heavier than stock so will affect your unsprung weight. Can't say I notice it much though and the brakes have much better feel & bite since installing both together.

    Many here have used the Remsa and swear by them
    MK6 Golf R / DSG / Rising Blue / APR Stage 2+ / APR DSG Tune / Scorpion TBE / Unitronic CAI / APR HPFP / Eurojet FMIC / IE PCV Delete / R8 Coil Packs / GFB DV+ /


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