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Will my old blue truck pass inspection?

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9 hours ago, redfishkiller said:

i can do drums!

and i still have the pliers!

and a timing light!

I was recently cleaning out my garage and came across my old timing light. Wife says "throw that away" **** you! I might need it some day. :laugh: True story. It's still in the garage.

 

Drum brakes are super easy. Not as fast as changing disc brakes. Toyota Tacoma's still use rear drum brakes even on the newest models. Why? Because they last forever. I just did mine recently at 92k miles, but they didn't need it. I figured I had it all apart, might as well change them. 

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8 hours ago, mybeach said:

And the little spring pressing screw driver is about another $3.

 

So far, 2 guys have admitted to being capable. 

 

I did a drum brake job, last year, maybe 2 ago. FYI. ****ing Jeep. The Grand Cherokee (all but first gen) is the biggest piece of crap to ever roll off an assembly line.

 

Anyone else?

 

:wave:

 

But real vehicles have 4 wheel discs.

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I like to keep up on routine maintenance between inspections. Just got rear brakes for the JEEP.  

He does NY inspections too. I just drop it off and pick it up later.

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18 hours ago, Little said:

If you can, but are old and getting lazy, and monetarily stable enough to let some kid shave all the skin off his knuckles, and wont do it, does that count?

This is me.

I can, but why?

Let some kid make a few bucks, and save me alot of bending down.

 

Last set of disc brakes I did, the front rotors had a bit of warp, and I took them in to get turned down.

Oh, we don't do that anymore, too thin these days, just buy new.

Is that true, or was he just selling me a load of crap to go with my new rotors?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 mins ago, dena said:

This is me.

I can, but why?

Let some kid make a few bucks, and save me alot of bending down.

 

Last set of disc brakes I did, the front rotors had a bit of warp, and I took them in to get turned down.

Oh, we don't do that anymore, too thin these days, just buy new.

Is that true, or was he just selling me a load of crap to go with my new rotors?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cost of rotors has come way down to the point that it almost makes no monetary sense. Especially when you factor machine shop time. Manufacturing costs down vs. labors costs up. My new rotors for my Tacoma were $33 each. I remember the days of rotors costing upwards to $100.

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3 hours ago, dena said:

This is me.

I can, but why?

Let some kid make a few bucks, and save me alot of bending down.

 

Last set of disc brakes I did, the front rotors had a bit of warp, and I took them in to get turned down.

Oh, we don't do that anymore, too thin these days, just buy new.

Is that true, or was he just selling me a load of crap to go with my new rotors?

 

 

Sad but true, modern brakes usually don't incorporate extra material to facilitate turning them down. Like everything else today, just throw them away and buy new ones. 

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52 mins ago, mybeach said:

How often do you need to change rotors? You guys riding the rivets for 6 months or something? 

Truck has about 130 on it.

Bringing her down from 80 tends to heat em up a tad.

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I replace my rotors whenever I do pads which is usually every 30k miles. Only costs me an extra 60 bucks so why not. I replace the drums/shoes on the back about every 60k miles. 

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38 mins ago, mybeach said:

You are obviously financially stable enough and mentally unstable enough.

I take that as a great compliment. 

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