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



Sounds like the master cylinder has gone out. To maintain the 2 year
warranty I have new master cylinders and can extend the package price of
$69.95.
John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/images/brake-master-cyl.jpg






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Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 6:02 AM
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Subject: [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.

Paul
VIN 10944

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxx>
wrote:
> I wanted to thank those who gave me guidance on my recent brake
job
> I did myself.  I replaced all the original calipers (and original
> brake shoes still on the car - 27,000 miles) with the loaded
cadmium
> 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
(I
> have a souvenir blood blister behind my middle fingernail from
that
> 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
sandpaper,
> 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
the
> 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
PJ
> 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
fully
> 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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