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Old 11-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #21
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I suggest this type of power bleeder versus the vacuum pump models usually found at parts stores. The vacuum systems may get the job done, but are inferior and hard to work with. The bleeder pictured here is also the type that Boosty uses and likes due to it'* easy one man operation and abilty to regulate and bleed all lines.
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I saw this post too late! I got a vacuum pump, and though the going was slow, I used it with reasonable success with EchoSSEi. Didn't get all the old fluid completely out, but cleared out the lines and replaced most of the gunky green stuff that was in there. I'll have to remember to get a different one when I have more money!

By the way, the brake job was successful today. I greased the slider pins on the calipers, which was definitely needed because the right front was noticeably more worn than the left front. I only hope I used enough grease to free up the mechanism properly.

The car stops great now, with no squeaking and none of the horrible shaking it was doing before. I just hope this set of rotors can last awhile without warping. I was warping Autozone cheapies like it was my damned job!
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There is a very large difference between the normal store cheapies and the name brand rotors.

Like you, I also found out the hard way.

Heck.. even CorvetteCrazy hasn't been able to warp his name brand rotors yet. (He drives like it'* a corvette on steriods)
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So bendex seems to be a good choice for rotors and pads?
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Boosty recommended Bendix. The pads and rotors I used were Raybestos, and the rotors definitely seemed like better quality than my Autozone cheapies. The pads were Quiet Stop ceramics, and have worked wonderfully so far. Many members here have used them with success. But be ready to pay quite a bit more for them over a standard metallic pad. The pads alone for my car were around $65-$70 total.
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What I have found is if you want quality brakes and rotors that won't warp easily, premium name brand is the only way to go.

Rotors will probably be close to $50 each and the pads will run $65ish.

The up side of the cost is they are typically lifetime and last 5 times longer than standard pads.
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truthfully price doesnt matter to me. I want to be confident in my stopping ability. I need breaks and rotors anyways. If junk is going to cost me 100 and i can spend the extra 100 and get a better quality product and have it last longer then that is what i am going to do. And also get the perk of less break dust
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