View Single Post
Old 11-16-2012, 07:23 AM
jvr826's Avatar
jvr826 jvr826 is offline
Is it Trackday yet?
Location: In the woods. Santa Cruz County, CA
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 8,975
Mein Auto: 05 330ci 6MT
I was really pulling for the leaf blower, but it let me down.

I don't think fluid changes have much to do with the condition of dust boots. Inner seals and piston, yes, definitely. You saw how clean mine were. I flush the fluid multiple times a year when I'm active at the track.

Heat and environmental conditions have a bigger impact on the dust boots. My brakes have been "well used" at track events where they are required to woah the car down from high speeds repeatedly all day long. I'm certain this is the reason they were in such bad shape.

It's a good idea to examine them well during brake jobs. I bet most people don't even look at them until they have a problem like a seized caliper.
Jeff R.
Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA - Autocross - Come Join Us!

"You drive like old people $#@%... slow and sloppy!" - George Carlin
Reply With Quote