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DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 14:05 PM
I've went through about 2 sets of aluminum crush washers so far. The banjo fitting just wont seat and keeps leaking where the washer and the caliper meet. IIRC all the calipers has that recess where it seats.

http://i45.tinypic.com/vjfw6.jpg

DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 14:14 PM
Looks like that mark is normal

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/75010_x800.jpg

DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 14:30 PM
3 sets of crush washers now..

joel
2012.09.30, 16:45 PM
at least crush washers are cheap :D

are you sure you have the right torque spec for them?

DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 17:14 PM
I asked the guy where I bought the bajo fitting, lines, bolts from. He just said until they're tight. They're fairly cheap but I can't find any where but this place across town that has these crush washers.

Rabbit 16v
2012.09.30, 17:58 PM
Are you using metric washers?

DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 18:53 PM
I'm not too sure. I tried to get some copper ones at other auto part stores and every time the inside diameter was too wide and won't seal the bolt head.

I'm thinking my next step is pick up some OEM ones.

Rabbit 16v
2012.09.30, 21:31 PM
OEM or metric washers is the key. You wont find what you need at Schmucks or Orrlys.

joel
2012.09.30, 21:36 PM
OEM or metric washers is the key.

can you explain what the difference is? Is it just that the hole has to be the correct size?

also.. Shucks no longer exists.. sadly. They had a much more usable inventory than oreilly :(

Rabbit 16v
2012.09.30, 21:51 PM
It is OD and ID. As was expressed in the pics, there is a need for OD to match the recess. Sloppy Murrican measuring can lead to items that do not fit. Most likely relating to the problem at hand in this subject. Nanofractions can suck it.

DowNnOutDubin
2012.09.30, 22:13 PM
Mind you the fittings aren't original along with the banjo bolt. I had to grind away the sides to get the banjo fitting to fit between.

Rabbit 16v
2012.10.01, 09:43 AM
What happened to the ones that were on the lines? Were you replacing the lines? The washers are considered part of the line itself.

DowNnOutDubin
2012.10.01, 13:57 PM
What happened to the ones that were on the lines? Were you replacing the lines? The washers are considered part of the line itself.

I'm doing a rear disc swap on my mk2. Mk4 calipers with mk3 caliper carriers. I got banjo fittings and got all new hardlines and soft lines to the calipers. I got the soft lines from a local hydraulic line shop with washers. I have a buddy that used the same fittings and he didn't seem to have an issue. The driver side sealed up just fine first try.

Rabbit 16v
2012.10.03, 08:38 AM
Have you tried copper washers?

DowNnOutDubin
2012.10.04, 13:44 PM
Well I found out where it was leaking.. It was the adapter fitting they had to give me because they were out of what I needed for both sides. It's all fixed and legit now.

Rabbit 16v
2012.10.04, 15:20 PM
:thumbup:

joel
2012.10.04, 19:30 PM
:thumbup: :thumbup: