[DML] Re: Planning to replace axle boots yourself? Please read for safet
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[DML] Re: Planning to replace axle boots yourself? Please read for safety.



Thanks Dave, I had a complete brake system overhaul at Baurel's  a 
year or so ago, new calipers assemblies, fluids the whole eight 
yards, nine yards would have added the master cylinder to the list.
Better not leak! I hate leaks.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> Just another reason why I don't like ramps. They can be unsteady 
and
> the ramp can also fall over sideways, the cheap ones can bend and
> collapse, it is not easy to get centered and you can potentially 
drive
> right over the front. They must be used only on a hard, flat 
surface
> like a concrete garage floor because they can sink into an ashphalt
> driveway. You can't do any suspension work or take the tires off. 
On a
> Delorean clearance is a problem just geting up on them especially 
if
> the car is lowered. I don't know of ANY mechanics that would 
recomend
> using them. If you don't have access to a lift then get a good 
floor
> jack and 4 jackstands. It won't cost much more than the ramps and 
it
> is a WHOLE lot safer. This is a hobby to most of us, not something 
we
> would want to risk getting hurt over! 
>  As for the pins that hold the brake resovoir on, the bolt and nut 
is
> fine or you can make a pin. It is just like a nail with a hole in 
it
> for the cotter pin. If the shop took it's time they probably could
> have worked the old pin out and saved it. The brake fluid is 
supposed
> to be changed every 2 years. Expect the 4 calipers to start leaking
> soon. Check the clutch cylinders. If the fluid is dark change it 
also. 
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "byrondelorean" <celiambyron@> 
wrote:
> >
> > I had a cracked rear axle boot so I purchased complete RH & LH 
kits 
> > from DMCH . The kits come with plenty of grease; I still have 
some 
> > of the old grease deep in my skin around the finger nails since 
last 
> > Thursday.  I love ordering form DMCH, the packaging is always 
great, 
> > and I love the Custom printed DMC tape they use for the boxes. 
One 
> > problem I had with the kit was the small metal zip collar (hose 
> > clamp) was like 1-2 inches too long and could not be used, not 
sure
>









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