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Old 06-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #21
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The difference between NAPA'* 'oem' drum and their heavy-duty drum was obvious. The HD weighs a bit more.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #22
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I'll be going to NAPA then. I hope they already come painted black.
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You will probably have to paint those drums.

I fought warped rotors for the longest time. It wasn't until someone on here suggested that the brake hoses be replaced. They were partially blocked, holding pressure on the calipers making them stick. Moral, brake hoses are cheap insurance. I went through several sets of rotors until I figured this out. Things have been perfect since.
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That'* a good point Griff!

Brake hose replacement is something many of us overlook when we're having problems.
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Another testamonial....I believe my ceramics are causing my rotors to warp faster too. I've turned them twice and each time they lasted a couple years. Next time I'll need new rotors.
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About a month ago I started noticing a squeal coming from the front disc brakes. Even while driving the squeal was there. Took it in yesterday and discovered the "squeal" was the brake ware indicators. The pads were a little thin. Got the pads replaced, rotors were still in good condition, rear drums still have atout 50% left on them so the mechanic just adjusted them and a good cleaning job. This was my first brake job since owning this car. I guess I have been pretty lucky considering it is a 92.
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