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First DIY Brake job, help needed

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Firstly I've read and searched a lot on these forums. So any questions I have are due to stuff I could not find.

MY 2000 Boxster S.

This will be my first brake job. I am planning to do front + back, pads, rotors, fluid flush.

My brake lights have not come on yet, looks like the pads have 3-4mm left in front and rear. The rotors are at 22 and 25mm.

I have 4 new zimmerman rotors, 2 new rear pads (2 front ones come in another week), and ATE blue and amber fluids.


-I think I need to paint the rotors. Where do I spray the paint? front and back? whole rotor? Should I cover the disc area with painters tape?

-Can I use the old front pads with the new front rotor for a week or so until I get my new pads?

-What order should I do stuff in? Flush, then rotors, then pads?

-Any wierd tools that I will need? I will have a helper thus won't need a powerbleeder.

-The new pads are Hawk HPS (Should get them in a few days). Do I need to drill holes for the sensor? If so, how do I do that? Do I need special tools?

-Anything else I should know? I will be following the Bombay digitial tutorial as well as Loren's tutorial.

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Dig a little deeper in the DIY forum here. There is a lot of info on brakes. Also, check out this post:


and this link:


Good luck with your project. I did mine and it was pretty easy. You can read about my experience in the post above.



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