I officially lost some Death Trap points over the course of the past two weekends. Dug in to the brakes, replaced shoes, springs and cylinders on the rear which inadvertently turned in to replacing some hard lines back there as well because they twisted into rusty mud when I attempted to loosen their fittings. Then bled everything down, felt good and solid. A long term issue I have been dealing with is a hard pull to the left during braking, refurbishing the rears did not cause this problem to abate so up the fronts I went. Lo and behold the passenger caliper was frozen solid, and replacing it turned in to a bit of an ordeal because like the rears, removing the fittings from the caliper destroyed the hard lines, and a replacement caliper took several days for my local NAPA to get in hand. This scarcity had a bit of a silver lining however in that the core charge was greater than the purchase price, meaning I made money on the deal once I handed over my OEM caliper. But after some more tube bending/flaring, cleaning and even going so far as to replace the rubber lines (and pads of course) and finally bleeding in yet more new golden juice, the brake pedal is solid as a brick and I can hands free brake in a straight line!
I will try and add some pictures but photo-fucket is being a dick again and telling me I cannot add anymore images (something about a free storage limit vs a paid account) so I gotta sort out what free service (because who pays for shit on the internet?) can load onto a .php format forum.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"
Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness
Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.