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Old 09-21-2012, 08:18 PM
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Brake Job FYI

Just did a complete brake job on my baby.
Front and back drilled rotors and pads of course. They add to the cars look for sure.
I followed Yorgi's brake job DIY and it was spot on.
At first a little intimidating but actually very easy if you have the required tools.
It took me several hours to do mine but if I had to do it again I could do it in about 1.5 hours after taking the tires off. I did mine at the coast guard hobby shop where they have a lift for your car and all the tools you would need for any job. I'm retired Air Force Reserves so I have access to military MWR facilities.

Word of note... The rear rotors where a bitch to get off. The set screws had to be drilled out because of rust (very common ) and had to use a puller, banger (dent puller kind of thing but with a hook for rotors) with lots of banging with a hammer to get the rotors off. So if you don't have the required tools ie puller, drills , easy outs, banger ect it could be a nightmare.
In any case all turned out great. I don't know how much money I saved but I'm sure it was a few bucks at least

Thanks Yorgi... My bar tab for you keeps growing if we ever meet...
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