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Old 03-29-2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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I decided to swap out the front calipers on the work van including the rotors and pads.

I purchased all the parts off amazon and saved about 300$. I always remove the bleeder and put anti seize. These calipers are AC Delco , this one the moron who reconditioned the caliper didn't give a crap about his job and crossed threaded it or something. I had to tap the thread and use an old bleeder.

Last year the set of rear calipers one of the the piston was leaking. As if I don't have have enough rust and rotted parts to deal with that I have to deal with more crap. However I made it work.





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Old 03-29-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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Nice job... if your slow I'm sure there is always maintenance to do to your equipment
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I still average out the same amount of calls a week before an ultra slow February and half of March. No jobs this thursday or friday...


Maintenance! I could be doing that full time with the old house and old trucks! I need to clean up the garage it's bad. I just don't have enough time or energy when I come back from a call.
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can you get reconditioned from rock auto? will they ship to canada?
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Don't know who rock auto is. I've only begun buying parts from amazon. Sometimes it takes too long to get or like today I needed a hose quickly so I went to the parts store.

I wouldn't try to buy too many parts from the US as it would take 2 weeks in shipping plus duty fees and those grab you by the balls hidden carrier fees.
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When my truck was on the lift yesterday I asked the mechanic to check out my breaks. 91k miles and they’ve never been changed, mostly highway miles. Back breaks, disk, are going to run about $250.
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That is why shopping malls and small stores are going out of business; because lots of people are shopping on-line. Just ask Sears. I recently went to a local Sears, and it was out of business.

Thank goodness my work can't be shipped overseas, or my work can't be purchased on line. My only competition is other plumbers.
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That is why shopping malls and small stores are going out of business; because lots of people are shopping on-line. Just ask Sears. I recently went to a local Sears, and it was out of business.

Thank goodness my work can't be shipped overseas, or my work can't be purchased on line. My only competition is other plumbers.

well honestly ..screw the shopping malls..they spend 10s of millions building fancy buildings with high rents and taxes so any product sold in them must cost alot more than online to pay and give big profits to the mall owners...knock all the malls down and go back to mom and pop small stores that have less overhead..until then im going for the cheapest price online...if you like going to the malls then you can spend the extra $$$...
no different from a person choosing the cheaper plumber in town if thats what they want todo...
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Don't know who rock auto is. I've only begun buying parts from amazon. Sometimes it takes too long to get or like today I needed a hose quickly so I went to the parts store.

I wouldn't try to buy too many parts from the US as it would take 2 weeks in shipping plus duty fees and those grab you by the balls hidden carrier fees.

this is rock auto take a look and see how prices compare...
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...xmTw5vRBv_MT9w
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I need to do the brakes on my camo van. One of the rear ones just started squealing today but it has been wreaking for a couple weeks, I am sure the caliper is sticking. I have new front and rear pads but I am waiting till my parts van gets towed away and I have the scrap cash to buy new calipers too.


Then theres my pickup leaking brake fluid and the ebrake cable rotted out. The wife hates having to drive the van.






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