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Posted: 8/23/2017 10:34:46 PM EST
I was unqualified.

I sent her to the 'Zone to get the parts and I did them after I go home from work.



Car is fine Starry Bra and now she can change the brake pads herself.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:36:47 PM EST
He sounds like a loser.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:37:56 PM EST
Nice avatar.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:38:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:39:02 PM EST by pcsutton]
I'm hoping you availed yourself of the opportunity to advance the theory to your daughter - that her fiance is quite possibly a cuck. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:38:59 PM EST
Sounds like the fiancé might need to find himself a husband.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:39:18 PM EST
Did you replace the rotors?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:39:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:39:44 PM EST
Pads and rotors went into the wife's minivan today.
That and a transmission fluid exchange.

Took me maybe a half hour,

She doesn't know what she's got.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:39:50 PM EST
I wanted to believe but total <img chose poorly gif></img chose poorly gif> up in here.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:43:45 PM EST
Did he not have the tools to do it or was he just clueless to do it?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:44:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LinggrrLonggrr:
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I'd change their pads.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:44:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
Did you replace the rotors?
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The pads were pretty thin so there was wear. The swap will have to make do for now.

We'll turn them soon.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:45:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
I'm hoping you availed yourself of the opportunity to advance the theory to your daughter - that her fiance is quite possibly a cuck. 
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:45:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jimfnd:
Pads and rotors went into the wife's minivan today.
That and a transmission fluid exchange.

Took me maybe a half hour,

She doesn't know what she's got.
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You are good.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:47:51 PM EST
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Honestly. 30 mins for brakes and a transmission fluid change. Lightning.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:48:36 PM EST
FAIL

vato zone???

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:50:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:50:35 PM EST by p2tharizo]
Working on my 3rd old vehicle restoration, with zero qualifications!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:51:14 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:51:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Yarael:
Did he not have the tools to do it or was he just clueless to do it?
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Clueless or not. I really like the guy but...Shit, c'mon, he knows that I've got the tools. It was the yelling, the 'unqualified' and blah blah that made me tell her to start looking.

She needs to move on and I've got her back.

Sucks because he's suffered for our country but that just isn't right.



Not the not knowing, just the insolence and the yelling...fuck, it's just a brake job.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:53:50 PM EST
He is a worthless, my 15 yr old Daughter can change brake pads.

Things my kids must do before the get their license

1. Change oil, lube joints
2. Rotate tires
3. Change brake pads
4. Change wiper blades

Anyone who can't do the above doesn't need to be driving IMO.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:53:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
FAIL

vato zone???

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Shit, c'mon...it's literally around the corner, like literly Hitler around the corner.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:54:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
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For most vehicles, rotor costs are pretty minimal. What does it cost to get rotors turned?
Can't imagine it's cheaper than just buying new ones these days.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:56:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
He is a worthless, my 15 yr old Daughter can change brake pads.

Things my kids must do before the get their license

1. Change oil, lube joints
2. Rotate tires
3. Change brake pads
4. Change wiper blades

Anyone who can't do the above doesn't need to be driving IMO.
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+1


million!


It should be part of driver's ed!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:57:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CKxx:
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Fpni and all.



I don't really trust guys who don't change their own brakes/oil(unless it's a warranty thing )
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:58:39 PM EST
Oh man. I have nothing COC to say about this. I think I just hate people
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:59:12 PM EST
Most vehicles already now are near minimum thickness on the rotors from the factory.


The days of turning them is over.



I've done my fair share, and imma millennial .
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:59:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
FAIL

vato zone???

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Now the jingle will always be 'Get in the 'Zone, Vato Zone!!!'

Thanks.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:03:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tifosi:
For most vehicles, rotor costs are pretty minimal. What does it cost to get rotors turned?
Can't imagine it's cheaper than just buying new ones these days.
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Those cheap rotors are absolute shit. Your better off turning the factory ones if you can. Been a while since I've done it, but $15 each rings a bell.

You don't even need to turn them with every pad change. If you don't have a vibration problem, and they don't have a significant groozes, all you need to do are pads.

Once a few years ago, I had a lip on the outside edge of my rotors from where the brake pad wasn't touching. The wear area was in good condition. I took an angle grinder and flap wheel to the edge. Seriously getto shadetree, but those brakes worked fine for several years.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:03:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By joshiedoom:



Fpni and all.



I don't really trust guys who don't change their own brakes/oil(unless it's a warranty thing )
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What about one that has 8 staff mechanics that works for him?

I have all the tools to and shop to... As well as the knowledge to do about anything.

But why waste my time to do so when I have 8 staff mechanics that tend to the 150 other vehicles I own as well?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:04:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TKLOL:


Clueless or not. I really like the guy but...Shit, c'mon, he knows that I've got the tools. It was the yelling, the 'unqualified' and blah blah that made me tell her to start looking.

She needs to move on and I've got her back.

Sucks because he's suffered for our country but that just isn't right.



Not the not knowing, just the insolence and the yelling...fuck, it's just a brake job.
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If the dudes a piece of shit, he's a piece of shit, regardless of military.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:05:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 11:07:11 PM EST by Krink]
you future daughter in law is a pussy.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:06:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jimfnd:
Pads and rotors went into the wife's minivan today.
That and a transmission fluid exchange.

Took me maybe a half hour,

She doesn't know what she's got.
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Hmmm, I did a fluid exchange with the wife tonight... Probably not the same thing somehow.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:07:36 PM EST
True story: I had already learned to replace my clutch before I ever did a brake job, and I avoided it like the plague because of it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:09:03 PM EST
For guys saying, did you replace the rotors? That is an as needed item. Meaning you change them as needed. when replacing brakes, inspect the for damage, grooves, odd wear and if you are feeling frisky or suspicious take the rotors off and check them on the bench for warping or get out the micrometer and see if they still in the usable range.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:09:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CKxx:
He sounds like a loser.
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Wrong...

He IS a loser. OP sorry your daughter failed to pick a man to marry.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:11:02 PM EST
Wait... Boyfirend is yelling at her and you about HER vehicle?

Tell this fuckwad to kick rocks.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:11:04 PM EST
There is an entire generation of males who can't do a damn thing unless it involves the use of an app. Was at my moms this weekend replacing the pads and rotors on her step daughters car. Her husband has parkenson, so he can't do it but he still tries to help. The other two males there, his son in law and grandson, poster children beta males. Only time they got their faces out of their phones was to eat. My 12 year old son watched me do one side and then he did the other. Every time I'm under the hood of a car, he's with me. Even my son and daughter noticed they were betas and were sickened by it. I told him that's why I had you hold the flashlight for all those years.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:11:09 PM EST
The only qualification you need to change brake pads is a pulse.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:11:46 PM EST
Ok I'll be the first... I've never changed brakes myself.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:12:56 PM EST
i used to do car work when i was like

20

but now that i'm older and not poor i just take it to a mechanic
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:13:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tyman:


If the dudes a piece of shit, he's a piece of shit, regardless of military.
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Agreed
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:14:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 11:16:48 PM EST by placedesjardins]
Set up a meeting, one-on-one, but tell him not to tell your daughter about it.
Have a man to man talk. Let us know how that goes.


The only real difficult part about changing pads is if the bolt holding down the caliper is rusted on. I had a Mazda where the opposite end of the bolt was rusted. I had to use a 1/2" breaker bar with a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter to break it. But once you break it free, it's all easy.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:15:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Foxtrot08:



What about one that has 8 staff mechanics that works for him?

I have all the tools to and shop to... As well as the knowledge to do about anything.

But why waste my time to do so when I have 8 staff mechanics that tend to the 150 other vehicles I own as well?
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I'd say that's a different story. I feel like he was referring to the guys that bring it to the dealer or a jiffy lube type place.

If I had 8 staff mechanics I probably wouldn't even check my own oil. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:17:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JVD:
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In all fairness, you do need the right tools.
Especially those damn pots that need to be turned while they're compressed. WTF!? Those had me all tied up the first time I encountered them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:17:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Scout198575:
Honestly. 30 mins for brakes and a transmission fluid change. Lightning.
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Originally Posted By Scout198575:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:


You are good.
Honestly. 30 mins for brakes and a transmission fluid change. Lightning.
On a good day I can get it done in 30 minutes.

Just ignore the fact that my car has a sealed tranny.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:18:17 PM EST
He yelled at her, you?

Wtf?

That's a no go around my house.

I'm glad my daughters fiance has skills and not afraid to tackle anything. Even if he don't know he will find out and find a way. Glad he ain't no pussy.

My daughters can rotate tires and change oil. Pretty sure along the way they have assisted me in most automotive mechanical issues. They are can do.

Wow. Just wow. I'd have hit that motherfucker in his mouth for yelling out at my daughter. There is no call for anything like that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:19:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tifosi:
In all fairness, you do need the right tools.
Especially those damn pots that need to be turned while they're compressed. WTF!? Those had me all tied up the first time I encountered them.
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Originally Posted By tifosi:
Originally Posted By JVD:
The only qualification you need to change brake pads is a pulse.
In all fairness, you do need the right tools.
Especially those damn pots that need to be turned while they're compressed. WTF!? Those had me all tied up the first time I encountered them.
And if you have never done them before I can see not wanting to just jump in and give it the old college try. Brakes aren't something I really want to fuck up(granted once you do them for the first time you realize it's pretty fool proof to put the new ones on...).
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:20:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mixnmatch24:
i used to do car work when i was like

20

but now that i'm older and not poor i just take it to a mechanic
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yeah, but you know how to do it and choose not do. This dude is worthless
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:20:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TKLOL:


Clueless or not. I really like the guy but...Shit, c'mon, he knows that I've got the tools. It was the yelling, the 'unqualified' and blah blah that made me tell her to start looking.

She needs to move on and I've got her back.

Sucks because he's suffered for our country but that just isn't right.



Not the not knowing, just the insolence and the yelling...fuck, it's just a brake job.
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Some people just don't know, I guess.  But maybe taken it up as a learning session with the fiance, make him buy you some beers afterwards, and tell him the next brake job is on him.  


ETA: I had put off a brake job for far too long b/c it's a Lexus and Toy/Lex calipers are notorious for seizing and just didn't want to untuck it at that time.  It got cold, bitter cold.  Heater in detached garage did jack shit, but once you're balls deep into a job, you finish the job.  Fucking sliding pin calipers and three out of the four of those calipers had rusted pins that were pretty much welded to the caliper.  I had to torch those bitches till the garage warmed up lol.  But I did get the job done (and bought new pins).  Next time, which will be semi soon, I'm just buying new calipers.  It wasn't worth the effort.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:23:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
He is a worthless, my 15 yr old Daughter can change brake pads.

Things my kids must do before the get their license

1. Change oil, lube joints
2. Rotate tires
3. Change brake pads
4. Change wiper blades

Anyone who can't do the above doesn't need to be driving IMO.
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+1

May I also add how to figure out why a car wont start...
In gear, battery, gas, etc...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:23:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 11:23:56 PM EST by magnum_99]
Do not turn the rotors if they are not vibrating. There is no need whatsoever. If they are, just buy new OEM rotors. Not VatoZone.
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