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Old 02-26-2007, 08:30 AM   #31
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Tracy.. the blurry master cylinder aka brake fluid holder picture. Tough to see, but it looks like the fluid is in between the full and low marks. This would be considered normal. If you were leaking much brake fluid...as mentioned, you'd have warning lights and a pile up.

I'm all for inspection, however I still think that waiting a week to post a possible brake or axle issue is too long. And my gut tell me you'll find nothing (which is good) and merely need to clean this wheel like the other before taking the picture next time.
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Bandito...I'm at work all day today... not sure what time i'll get home. I totally appreciate your offer, but would hate to make you drive out tonight. I'll try the "wash and see if it comes back" method.
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That'* soap and water...not just a rinse..
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That'* soap and water...not just a rinse..
..... thus the reason I used the term "wash". Taking into consideration the physical properties of grease and water and their interactions with each other, it'* anticipated I will use a brush as well.

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Clean as a bone. No leaking boots there. Good thing. My vote is for road crap. One thing I noticed in your very first picture is there seems to be no greasy deposits on the caliper face. That is a good thing too. Regarding a leaky seal I do not see how that much grease could work its way all over the outside of the wheel. What does the inside look like? Just salt residue and std. road grim I guess.

Try cleaning the wheel off and then take her out for a good 25 mile spin. Check back in with us.
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Been a while now.. I'm looking to hopefully close and ship this off to general as a wash and wear topic.

Tracy.. please bring us up to speed. Any more goop on the rim?
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I've been curious myself. I've seen that on other cars where I've had to replace brake parts. It doesn't take much brake fluid to make a mess. I'm hoping for the "wash, rinse, repeat" myself, but I'd feel more comfortable if we knew for sure.
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Yeah, that looks the same as when I blew a brakeline at the caliper doing a heavy freeway stop. one wheel just PLASTERED with balck goop after I drove home with it like that. road grime got mixed in and turned it into grease. So Tracy...did you find the problem? Bad leaky caliper piston? That would be my first bet.
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Alas....it has not returned.... it'* a mystery. Off to General I go....
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Can we change the name of the thread to something like "Wash your car more frequently?"

ROFLMAO...

Seriously ...I'm very happy it wasn't anything. BTW..if you'd like I can snap a pic of a bad CV joint..
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