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11/1/11 10:29am - Original Message: 'Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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So the right rear caliper decides to freeze up on my Mazda6 wagon.  Since it has 140k mi I will do both sides.  2 calipers @ 85ea, 2 rotors @ 24ea, and pads @32.
 
For the life of me I could not get the old rotors off.  I beat them, sprayed them, and heated them cherry red...no go.  I had to order 2 new axel hubs @ 110ea.
 
Put everything back together, it looks sooo shiney.  Bleed brakes multiple times....no good.  Now I am ordering a new master cylinder. 94.00.   Had another car do this to me too.  Waiting on m/c.
 
At the same time my water heater let go while I was not home. Grrrr not now!!  986.00 its fixed but water went everywhere.  Looked at old heater and found a small leak in the back of it also besides the big one.
 
Seems to have been dripping for quite some time.  I have to replace 1/3 of the flooring and 1/2 the wall panels due to moisture and mold.
 
All I want is a repair free Christmas.
 


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11/1/11 1:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I feels yer pain, my man! Water heater explosions ain't no fun attall!!
On the rotors...front or rear? Did you happen to notice a small, Phillips head screw in them anywhere around the hub area? Most have a fastener of some sort to keep them attached to the hub from the factory.....just throwing that out there....little late now, but it might help in the future.Wink


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11/1/11 2:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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Newport, MI - USA

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These were the rears.  The rotors had 2 screws which I removed.  The M/C should be here Thurs afternoon.
 
The key lock for the locking lug nuts broke too.  Got to get a key from the dealer, no one else carries them.
 
Life goes on.


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11/1/11 5:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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I feel your pain! I had my whole basement flooded by a water heater once!
 
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11/2/11 5:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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Fun stuff fixing cars isn't it..I've cut the rotors off cars before..torch worked good..no fun when everything is stuck together..hopefully you're done for a while.

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11/2/11 9:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Cottin pickin brakes and water heaters.....grrrrr.'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Wull...iffin ya'll dint live up thar in Yankeeland, whar thuh tin worms had a buffet ever day tuh feed on, that sorta stuff wouldn't happen.... 




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