Re: horribly failed SS install
I got some Goodridge SS lines for my 929. I've never done anything with brakes before but I figured out how they connect. I couldn't figure out how to use the bleeders and ended up taking the banjo bolts on and off a few times. I ended up snapping TWO of them due to lack of torque wrench and frustration, and put the original bolts on with the SS kit. I eventually figured out (TURN screw) how to operate the bleeders, and I have a vacuum syringe, but I just keep sucking air. I get about 10% fluid, 90% air every time I pull the syringe. Even after refilling the reserve constantly until I'd gone through a full 12oz bottle of fluid. I get a tiny bit of braking force but thats about it. I spent a good half hour at this and assume it shouldn't take anywhere near that long. Does it really take forever or do I have a leak? Do you think stock banjo bolts will work, and I need to get new crush washers? Or a whole new set of bolts/washers.
One thing I did learn is that DOT4 isn't terribly harmful. I got it all over tire, paint, caliper, rotor, hands, face, etc with no ill effects (in 24 hours).
Any advice that doesn't involve hiring a mechanic? :-p