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Old 04-24-2002, 07:33 AM
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Hey guys....I'm glad I don't have to work on brakes for a living. Just finished a complete replacement of the power drum brake system including new drums, shoes, hardware, master cylinder and power booster. Problems encountered included orientation of primary and secondary shoes, spilled brake fluid on one of the new shoes, and bleeding the master cylinder and a couple of the front brake cylinders. Also have had to perform several manual adjustments of the brakes to remove brake pull. Thanks to Roy for several very helpful suggestions over the last few months. Lessons learned....make sure of the primary/secondary shoe orientation before you disassemble (found mine backwards to start with), teflon tape your bleeder screws or they will leak air during bleeding, and if possible get your shoes trimmed to match the new drums ahead of time if possible....saves frequent star screw adjustment later. End result is that, with these new Praise Dyno brake shoe materials, my power brakes are now absolutely wonderful. Scott

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Theres nothin like a job well done. Once you do brakes a few times you start to get better , you will always learn little tricks along the way.I think you learned what i beleive " if you dont try you will never know". I have a bunch of guys that i work with, and we work on robots worth in excess off $100,000, that are scared to death of trying anything. Especially their brakes. I keep telling them that if they go into the job with right attitude, ask questions if they are not positivly sure and remember safety is always first they would likely amaze themselves at what can be accomplished. Good for you , glad to see everything turn out good for ya. Take care.
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