Thank you for purchasing our Page Mill SS Brake Lines! This is a short instructional guide on installing the brake lines properly. You’ll love the increased pedal feel with these lines, they really are the last step after installing the rest of our brake upgrades to give your Model 3 that high-end European car brake feel.
NOTE: For safety, only licensed mechanics should be allowed to work on braking and suspension systems.
NOTE: Make sure to use the banjo bolts and new crush washers provided in the kit. Torque spec for the banjo bolt is 12lb-ft.
Tools & Equipment Required:
- Brake Fluid
- Brake Bleeding Kit
- Socket + Wrench Set
- Needle Nose Pliers
These lines fit exactly like stock. Make sure to spin them to a relaxed and desired angle before tightening the fittings. The fitting on the caliper should be parallel with the ground, at a 90-degree angle to the rotor. The fitting on the body should be secured using the OEM clip. Make sure to clean up any spilled brake fluid. Torque the banjo-bolt to 12lb-ft.
The front lines fit a bit differently than stock. They have been sized for compatibility with our 365mm BBK, as well as the OEM setup.
Here is a photo of the Right brake line installed correctly. Please note the orientation of the bracket on the knuckle. Torque the banjo bolt to 12lb-ft.
Once the lines are installed, slide the line within the bracket to a relaxed position. They will feel stiffer than the OEM rubber hoses. Make sure to use the OEM clips at the body, and turn the steering side to side after to make sure the line isn’t contacting anything.
BLEEDING THE BRAKES:
When you are done installing the lines, you’ll need to bleed the brakes. A Licensed Mechanic should have no issues with this procedure, the brakes on the Model 3 are just like a standard car. Start from the wheel furthest from the Master Cylinder and work your way forward, RR, LR, RF, LF. Make sure to double check the bleeders when you are done and use an allen key to force out any excess brake fluid sitting in the bleeder screw hole so it doesn’t spill out and stain the caliper.
The Model 3 may alert the user to service the brakes as it can detect excessive brake pedal travel when the bleeders are open. This alarm should auto-clear after driving some distance after bleeding. To avoid this alarm from coming on, bleed the brakes with the car off.
Once the brakes are bled, press the brake pedal firmly and hold it for 2 minutes. Have someone inspect all fittings for sweating or leaks to confirm the brakes are functioning correctly before driving the car. Make sure to clean any brake fluid off the rotors, and torque the wheels properly.