UFOs about to go in...

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Aug 21 22:17:33 EDT 2002

At 08:28 PM 08/21/2002 -0400, Zoot531 at aol.com wrote:

>   Just as an update, i recieved a new set of UFO rotos (kinda sharp lookin'
>without the brake dust) and a new set of Jurid brake pads from
>www.thepartsbin.com today.  The old UFOs were severely cupped and grooved and
>measured below 0.90" thickness, the pads were totally shot, one of them was
>metal on metal.  I hope to put the rotors back on the car tonight, but as
>i've never worked on brakes before, i was wondering if bleeding the brakes is
>a "must do" or a "should probably do, but can wait until i change the brake
>bomb sometime next month"  I know this is probably sad, but i have no idea
>how one goes about bleeding brakes and if removing the rotors makes this a
>necessity or not.

You don't need to remove rotors to bleed the system.  The "bomb"
replacement would not involve the brake fluid.  They are separate fluids
contained in separate systems.  The hydraulic fluid in the "bomb" and its
attendant system serves only to boost the push on the brake fluid in its

Don't feel bad about not having any experience/information on these
procedures.  We've all been at that status at some time, and we all share
in improving our understanding of how these things go.

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