Date: 18 Jul 2003 15:02:29 GMT
Subject: Re: I'm in deep pooh

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. > 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...) > 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? > 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. > 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... Dave

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