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08 Boxster Caliper Removal


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Hi All, Going to paint my calipers...2008 Boxster Base. It would be much easier to remove them for the job. Any better way to do this, I'd like to get them all off at once, clean, paint and re-install. I read to engage and block the brake pedal to not lose a lot of fluid(going to do a fluid flush anyway). Is it the regular flush/bleed procedure with my brake bleed kit? No PIWIS needed? Thanks Vince 

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As long as you plug or cap each line as soon as disconnected so that air does not leak back into the ABS system, no PIWIS or Durametric system activation is needed.  And when reassembling everything, put a dab of anti-seize on the caliper mounting bolts before you torque them.

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20 minutes ago, vza said:

Ok thanks ...and block the brake pedal?

 

I have absolutely no idea what that is supposed to do and have never had to do it on any Porsche model. 

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11 minutes ago, vza said:

Said it was like putting your finger on a straw to stop additional brake fluid from coming out. Urban myth?

Don't really know, but knowing how the system is set up, I can't see it doing anything.  Just cap off or plug the flex lines as you disconnect them and you will be fine.

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