13056Re: turn brake rotors?
- Apr 2, 2008When I tore these all down last, and every time I do brakes, I get
liberal with the anti-seize. All the bolts and pins get coated, along
with the bearing hub the rotor centers on. I even take a die grinder
and turn the hub center down a few thousandths to insure the hub
doesn't frieze to it. I've gotten myself ill before spraying PB
blaster on the hub and then heating it with a torch... bad fumes.
I've been sore for days before from pounding inside the wheel well
with a hand sledge. I think the Astro van was poorly designed in
respect to the brakes, or perhaps to well designed in regards to
The rears I did last came apart well, but still found two rotor pins
froze. The fronts had been redone by the shop when the still in
warranty locking hubs went bad and were replaced, so no turning down
the hub, no anti-seize. No joy.
Bought a thing of brake grease with a brush in it this time and used
like the anti-seize, on all the pins and metal friction surfaces. I
used anti-seize on the bolts holding the brackets on and behind and
around the hub. Hope it works well, I had to put all this on my card,
and I hate to have done it.
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