I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:35 am

Paul,your daughter is doing a very smart thing with her tires . We don't put enough miles on to do that , we only get 2,500 miles/yr on our truck, 7-8K/yr on the explorer. Someone putting higher miles on per yr. makes sense to change tires yearly for the safety factor,especially up there in your area. Should be a lot more drivers doing an intelligent tire program like she does. :clap:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:54 pm

Flyer5 wrote:A vehicle should never leave a shop without using a torque wrench on the nuts. I hate when they over tighten them as well.

And if you think a tire dealer knows this, you are wrong. I had new tires put on my car a month ago, at a company with 18 locations in Maine and New Hampshire. The tech was very pleasant and seemed competent. WRONG! After about 2500 miles I began to notice vibration and slight pedal pulsation when braking. So two days ago I said, “DUH”, and got out my torque wrench. Specs for my car are 80 foot-pounds on the lug nuts. On each and every wheel, it took about 140-150 to loosen one nut, about 120 to loosen the opposite one, about 80 for another and 50 for another. So the tech was a moron, but at least he was a consistent moron. I'd like to know how he managed that. :?: I’m hoping I caught the rotor damage early enough to save them. They already feel better when braking.

I came across this article on the internet, some of which was a surprise to me, especially the part about rotors NOT warping from heat. Don’t know if it is all accurate, but they sound like they know what they are talking about. Parts 1, 2, and 3:

http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1787
http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1722
http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1492
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:06 pm

There's another good article out there which tells you about rotors. Material from the pads will bake onto the rotors when you stop. Especially when you go down a big hill and brakes are heating up and at the bottom you have to stop. Another was the method of breaking in new pads.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:29 pm

mozz wrote:There's another good article out there which tells you about rotors. Material from the pads will bake onto the rotors when you stop. Especially when you go down a big hill and brakes are heating up and at the bottom you have to stop. Another was the method of breaking in new pads.



I have a hard time believing that theory. If pad material was melting to the rotors wouldn't they would constantly get thicker over time.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:57 pm

Flyer5 wrote:If pad material was melting to the rotors wouldn't they would constantly get thicker over time.

Google "brake pad material deposit on rotors". I had never heard about it before, either, but there are lots of things that fall into that category. :lol:

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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:18 pm

Yet another issue caused by the ever-cheapening quality of materials used today .... :mad:
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