[DML] Re: Spoke too soon! - Thanks for tips on brake job.
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[DML] Re: Spoke too soon! - Thanks for tips on brake job.

After all the pats on the back I gave myself for doing the brakes, 
they started failing on my ride home yesterday!  I was coming to a 
stop, pressing the brake pedal, when the pedal lost pressure and 
slowly lowered to the floor!   I had to pump them quickly to build 
up some pressure, and worked my way home that way, making sure I had 
enough room in front of me.

I immediately suspected that I didn't tighten a line fitting or 
bleeder screw enough, but when I got home, I didn't notice any fluid 
leaking in the driveway.  I haven't checked anything yet, and will 
this weekend.  I am hoping it is a simple answer.  Could I hve a big 
air pocket left in the system, is the brake cylinder failing?  A 
little puzzled, but hope to solve tomorrow.

VIN 10944

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxx> 
> I wanted to thank those who gave me guidance on my recent brake 
> I did myself.  I replaced all the original calipers (and original 
> brake shoes still on the car - 27,000 miles) with the loaded 
> coated rebuilds from SpecialT Auto (not plugging the vendor, as I 
> also purchase from all of them, to share and support those who 
> support our fine cars, but nice pieces, nonetheless!)
> I was only able to get the driver's side front and rear rotors off 
> the car, even after tips on removing the rear spacer plates and 
> exhaustive attempts with a rubber mallet, then a 2 x 4 and hammer 
> have a souvenir blood blister behind my middle fingernail from 
> hammer - Ouch!) 
> I was going to take them to a local shop for turning, but since I 
> could only get two off, I kept them all on the car instead and 
> sanded them with a rotary attachment on my drill with #80 
> as suggested by David Teitelbaum (Thanks David, it worked like a 
> charm to eliminate the glaze, and saves rotor material in the long 
> run!).
> I bought stainless break lines, but had trouble freeing the old 
> lines (was bending the frame mounts trying the free the nut, and 
> rears seemed a little challenging to get my hands in there - I'll 
> wait till someone else can put them in, perhaps during a visit to 
> Grady's).
> After installing the new loaded calipers and bleeding the brakes, 
> the car handles so much better!  The brakes feel like new (No more 
> squealing and shimmying (my passenger front caliper was never 
> releasing the rotor).  
> Feels good to complete a job myself and bringing the Delorean to a 
> condition closer to that when it was new.
> Thanks again everyone!
> Paul
> VIN 10944

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