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Car Modification > Projects > Honda Civic SE Coupe 2000 > Earl's Brake System Installation

Earl's Brake System Installation:

Tools Used:
  • 14mm key
  • 12mm key or ratchet
  • 10mm key (crow foot)
  • 13/16 key
  • 3/4 key
  • Brake cleaner
Products Used:
  • Holley Earl's Plumbing 28L220ERL - Hyperfirm U - Spec - It™ Kit
Caution: Playing with your brake system is playing with your life. This step-by-step is not recommended unless performed by an experienced licensed mechanic.

Before starting:
  • Open brake fluid reservoir and clean sensor and filter with clean rag. Don't put reservoir cap back.
  • Jack the car at the designated jacking point.
  • Always use 3 safety measures: hand brake, put your car into gear and use a wheel stopper (brick, log, etc)
  • Remove wheel.

Notes:
Always keep brake fluid level FULL during the whole procedure. We strongly recommend you take this oppotrunity to change your brake fluid completely prior to installation. DOT 3 oil is stock, DOT 4 is for basic performance, best is DOT 5, but not for all applications.


Front:
Remove banjo bolt using 14mm key.
Invite a friend over under the pretext that you got a new car. For all four brake lines, con him into pumping the brake pedal to bleed the lines. Have him do this at least 5 times for each corner, making sure all air is out of the system.
(gravity bleed if you know how to)
  • Remove 12mm bolt from line support.
  • Remove rubber line from hard line with 10mm key (crow foot). Use loosenut at hard line bolt if bolt is seized, carefully avoiding disc brake. Don't strip the bolt.
  • Use 13/16 key to install Earl's brakeline hose.
  • Use brake cleaner generously on disc brake.
Rear:
Remove rubber line at drum using 3/4 key

Remove rubber line from hard line using 13/16 key. Use loosenut at hard line bolt if bolt is seized, carefully avoiding disc brake. Don't strip the bolt.

Use 13/16 and 3/4 key to install Earl's brakeline hose.

Reinstall the wheels and properly test drive the brakes. Make sure there's no leakage.

You'll notice right away that the stopping distance of your car is greatly reduced.



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