New answers tagged

1

Personally, I would replace it with a complete length. And that is just because the "newer" pipe tends to have a slightly thinner wall thickness compared to the stuff I used to work with (and still have the flaring tools for). I would not trust a join with the vibration, especially as the connecting block can be quite heavy in comparison to the ...


1

I found this really good article* written by an insurance trial lawyer that I feel can help answer this question. *The article is US focused, the OP didn't mention their country of origin though "by state" suggests the US. He goes into detail about how different types of coverage (liability, comprehensive, collision, etc.) "follow" the ...


0

Damage to the engine? Not at all. Damage to the brake, perhaps. My father once drove home from work with the handbrake fully engaged on a 1986 Peugeot. When he arrived, there were clouds of smoke in the garage! The brake worked fine for several years until he sold the car 40k miles later. The engine also purred like a pussy cat. God, how I miss that 505 ...


-3

The first two comments by Solar Mike and Weather Vane are mistaken. Insurance follows the car, not the driver (in the USA, that is, I'm not familiar with other countries). You can lend your car to anyone and insurance will cover it as if you were driving in the event of an accident. It is true, however, that if someone like a son or daughter regularly ...


3

Disconnect the metal pipes from both ends of the flexible pipe. Then the flexible pipe can be removed. As for special tools a flare nut spanner is a very good investment as otherwise you will round off the hex as the flare nut metal is softer than normal nuts. For the bleed nipple, either drill out and remove the broken one or buy a new caliper. Otherwise ...


2

That doesn’t sound like anything to be worried about, slight variations as you rotate the wheel are fairly typical.


0

Well the carrier that the pads didn't fit into had its bolts cut at their head then a good 20mins of pounding with a hammer to turn and remove it, the bolts were rusted inside the hub housing section. With this kind of information, your procedure could be wrong and making it altered. I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. Never ...


0

Sometimes there are burrs left on the pads from manufacturing that need filing off. I live in a rust belt and many times I'll take my wire wheel and clean the carrier and it appears to be clean, but when I take a file and start scraping I'm surprised at how much corrosion is left on. Or you may have the wrong pads.


0

The adjustment of the parking brake handle is separate from the brake shoe adjuster inside the drums. You can adjust the clearance brake shoe/drum a bit when you put the drum back on,the drum should slide on quite easy. The rest of the adjustment is done by pulling the parking brake handle and then pressing the brake pedal down while you release the parking ...


1

First adjust the shoe clearance by adjusting the star wheel as shown on the first diagram you sent. Adjust so that the shoes lightly contact the drum then back off a couple clicks. Then adjust parking brake at handle per instructions from your second diagram. These are two separate adjustments.


1

If it is just hand print marks etc from handling it, clean it with brake cleaner from the parts store. The remaining residue that you may see (very slight) will dissipate nearly immediately during initial break in. Recommend using latex gloves and switch to new one when you do the install.


-1

This is knowledge from my mechanic (he is good but not working anymore). Post: An automatic transmission has disk plates that rotate synchronizing the speed. or you can read here Problem: sudden braking of the car with automatic transmission. I assume this is over-limit from safe speed? (eg:<60kmh). From your post is stated you can rev but didn't move, ...


0

The best way and Cheapest way Best way : Buy brake parts cleaner, it's like an injector / carburetor cleaner but specialized for brake parts. Brand : Prestone, WD-40, etc (check amazon "brake cleaner") Cheapest way : Use gasoline, i'm not kidding you or joking, this is my knowledge from working with my father and several mechanic in my country. ...


Top 50 recent answers are included