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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mike Eskimo, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:22 AM.

  1. Mike Eskimo

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    ...the anti-lock kicks in on dry pavement, sunny day, 50° , going from 15mph to stop (sorta) in my neighborhood.

    Is that dangerous ? :lol:

    I think I paid $600 for pads and rotors all the way around on my F150 whenever the last time I had them done?

    My son is a college freshman and I’m positive he was in middle school the last time I had a brake job...:eek:
     
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    Dude. Get thee to a brakery.
     
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    Ever consider swapping out the pads on the front? That might buy you a little more time until you're ready to deal with the back axle and rotors, etc.
     
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    i drove around with scrapy front pads...didnt have cash at time to fix them...as result discs get worn....the pads can weld themselves to said discs...with nasty reults...the extra heat will fry calipers..warps em dont you know...and cooks your seals in them...boiling brake fluid can also ignite without warning.
    also....if you have to stop in a hurry...well i did...thanks to a sycamore tree....one way to save money on repair bills...
    2 litre tiburon SE manual (souped up)+ dodgy brakes + sycamore tree + Wulf = Wulf walking home(tit)
     
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    OK, the friction material is worn off, so you have metal on metal. Meanwhile, back inside the caliper the seal is out of the cylinder. That has some consequences, like soon the caliper will seize, the brake fluid will be contaminated, and the contaminated brake fluid will destroy your master cylinder. Also potentially a fire hazard - high temps from that metal on metal, calipers with busted seals can leak brake fluid (VERY flammable)

    So no brakes and a chance of catching fire. That's dangerous.

    Figure this time you need pads, rotors, calipers, master cylinder, and a brake line flush. Don't skip the brake line flush or that bad brake fluid will destroy the new calipers and master cylinder.
     
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    Bad brakes are no joke for anyone because it doesn't just affect the owner of the car. It is a safety risk for the rest of us and we don't even get a say in that decision. If one can afford internet, one can afford brake pads and a repair manual. It's not that hard of a job to do.
     
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    And, btw, if you think brake pads are expensive, just wait until you have to pay for new rotors and drums because you let it go too long because you couldn't scrape up $200.
     
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    As far gone as that one is, it's still just wrench work except for flushing the brake lines.
     
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    confirms what i said ...if those seals fry or calipers warp...you have a potential bonfire...
    another good one...if you have a blower fitted A declare to insurance (i forgot) B make sure your brakes are good ( mine were NOT) C watch out for sycamore trees (hit that to avoid hitting people) D make sure you always have busfare home...(just in case)
     
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    Some pickups have the rotor integral with the hub.
     
  11. Jakedog

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    That’s a long damned time. I get a lot out of a set of brakes. I just traded in a car with 82k miles on it. Still had the factory brakes. They still had close to 50% left.

    But you sir, have taken things too far.
     
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  12. Wulf

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    holes in the floor...a drogue chute and an anchor in boot (trunk) as optional accessories?
     
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    My son is 13 and my wife and I weren't even married yet the last time I had a...

    Nevermind.
     
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    had an old Mk1 ford escort with knackered wheel bearing.it collapsed..wheel came off ...brake pistons shot out...(drum brakes)...nice lil blaze in wheelarch from brake fluid spurting onto hot stub axle
    and one rather silly looking wulf...
    maintain your cars...not just for your own safety
     
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    How much do you pay for car insurance per year? A brake job is cheap insurance ... especially if you do it yourself.
     
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    600.00 sounds like a killer deal! Go git'em
     
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    Nah you're fine. Keep going.
     
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    Just to add...it is easy to do the brakes on cars usually...not a big deal...doesnt take long and might save a life or 3.
    hitting sycamore trees ...even at 20mph confirms one thing...if you are in doubt...the colour of adrenaline...
     
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    I didn't like the way my wife's Mustang was stopping, seemed to require more pedal effort than I expected so I took it to a shop for a brake job, it had 1 siezed caliper and the pads were marginal, got that fixed up. Two days later someone pulled out in front of her on the highway, her car behaved as designed and I still have my wife and the Mustang, best $600 I ever spent.
     
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    Nah. Just my driving style. If you do it right, you don’t need to spend nearly as much time with your foot on the brake as most folks think.
     
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