[V8] DOTC / bushings

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Thu Jun 19 10:53:35 PDT 2008

Another statement I second.  My left rear caliper was stuck -- due
either to a jammed up slider (one had a torn bootie) or the e-brake
spring not returning.  Either way, the right side had approximately zero
pad left, the left still had a few 16ths.

I media-blasted the hats, and cleaned and lubed everything so you could
slide the caliper with one finger.  Soaked the bejeezus out of the
spring and it's coming around pretty good... not the full-on sproinngg
like the right side, but it does return.


> Yup. Might I also suggest that everyone look at their caliper sliders
and look for
> torn accordion slider boots. I had four split ones (all rear) on my
'93 and even
> though I used PB Blaster, snapped one off!  In these days of high fuel
costs, you
> don't want any dragging brakes! Oh, the rears had less than 2mm
thickness left.

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