Monday, March 30, 2009

Been a long time since I stopped here

Marge is still alive and kicking. She just does not make many trips out of the garage over the winter.

A couple of weeks ago I went for a short cruise and to haul some yard work tools across the neighborhood. The brakes were crapped out.

I should have checked the obvious before that drive. Brake fluid was way low. As loon as I topped it off, the brakes are ok. Not great, but not death-trap scary, either. Of course, that means I have a leak in the system. And I have to get the fixed ASAP. But it is nice to know that the problem was not a lot larger for now.


alanmoore78 said...

This picture shows what fell out of the Gran Torino's right brake drum when I took it apart a few days ago.

This serves as inspiration to all who drive with sucky brakes.

Can you identify all the mangled/melted bits? Which 3 pieces go together?

Mike said...

Sorry. I am no help unless I have a shop manual with before, during and after pictures to aid.