Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:20:17 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: I'm in deep pooh

In article <bf9264$cmpvi$>, says... > Someone who looks an awful lot like Grunff <> wrote: > > MeatballTurbo wrote: > > >> "Sorry sir, can't do anything about your brakes. Too many potential > >> problems, and the need for specialist tools, best to see a Saab dealer". > > > It's a pile of crap - they often get scared by the C900 brakes, > > and can't be bothered to learn how they work. > > My local mechanic was willing to think about jobs if I brought along > the service manual relevant to the job in question. Usually it was > just easier to do it myself, though. I left the haynes on the passenger seat deliberatley after I finished messing things up last night. Don't think they took the hint. > > My advice - get yourself a pair of rebuilt calipers (last time I > > bought some they were 60 each), and a pair of new discs. Pray > > for reasonable weather this weekend. > > (Side note: Carl is in England...) England that has been basking in 30+ C temps for the last 2 weeks, and last night, as I tried to fix brakes, had the first rain in 3 weeks. > > Allow about 4 hours total, > > including a full bleed (get yourself a gallon of dot4). > > Yup - do you know the trick to bleeding these, or should we talk about > that? Please give any info that might help a very cack handed mechanic. > > You can probably free up the stuck caliper, but at 19 years old, > > they really need a rebuild. Replacing them now will save you > > much headache later, honest. > > Yup, once it's stuck, the piston is probably shot, and > as that's also going to make fluid leak at some point, well, it's > time for a new one (or two). 60 quid sounds high for a rebuilt, but > maybe the USA'n market for rebuilt parts is different. 59GBP seemed to be the going rate among the nationally know Saab and euro car specialists. > > Try NeoBros for the calipers, or German&Sweedish. If you call > > them now, they should be able to get the parts to you by tomorrow. > > Good luck. > > The good news is, you've already done most if not all of the work required. > You might want to have a large gear puller on hand to help get the rear > disks off if you're doing those...I don't recall if they got stuck for > me like the fronts did, but better to have it & not need it... I'm leaving the rears, until I can find a Saab indy locally when I get on with. The nearest Dealer is Manchester or liverpool, and both mean a Motorway journey. And the indies are even further a field. Don't fancy 70mph with only 3 brakes for at the far end. Doesn't appeal somehow. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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