You great big piece of $#(*!!!!!!!!!
Spent tonight putting all my new goodies onto my car....in case you didnt know, they consisted of Slotted rotors front and rear, new pads front and rear and the installation of a whiteline 30mm swaybar
Things were going really well, right until I took my first wheel off
I started with the left rear rotor. I managed to unbolt the caliper, found the piston hadn't seized (yay). Then had a look at the big screw that holds the rotor on. It was ****ed. Rang a local mechanic (as i didnt have a tool to undo it) and he said 'I'll only do it if I replace the rotors'. Cost? 80 bucks. I laughed, but said ok as i need the car. Booked it in for monday. Packed tools up, swore a lot, drank beer.
Then an hour later, my mate rocked up. Told him my story, and he goes 'man, i got an impact driver. Lets get into it'. Finished off my 6th beer, totally full of joy, unpacked tools and got into it. Then, we broke the bit. Shite. Found another. Couldnt get the bastard off. Tried the other side. It came out no worries. Spent another half an hour bashing the crap outta the driver, and it finally came out. Yeeee har! Then tried to pull the rotor off. Whoops, its rusted on! After a good half an hour of swearing and carrying on, we took to it with a big arse hammer. After maybe 20mins of bashing it, it came off. Ditto with the other side. Put new rotors on bled the brakes, and all was apples. Now to the front!
Ok, the front came off really easy. Then it all went back on really easy, until we tightened the swaybar mount on the chassis. Not that we knew it at the time.....
All greased up, new rotors on, those lovely green EBC pads looking splended....I then seen two washers on the ground. Where did they come from? The bloody swaybar mounts on the lower control arm! Spent another half an hour undoing those damn nuts, except now i had a rotor in the way. Fun fun fun. Finally, got the sucker all put back together, cleaned up, wheels on. Awesome. Took it out for a drive, turned out of my driveway and heard a massive clunk from the front left. Mind ticks over....whats gone wrong. Stabbed the brake a few times, had a good pedal, turned the wheel a few times, no more noise.......something was just seating itself i told. Had a nice straight road to bed in the brakes, got a few stabs at it, good pedal feel but no brakes. Obviously needed a bit more go to almost whoa action to bed them in. No worries, got plenty of time, found a nice windy road.......
Got to the first corner where i could throw the car around, and WHAM! a massive bang from the front. Then a real tinny sound, kinda like I just dropped a brake bit onto the road. Many, many expletives expressed. Pulled up, got out only to find a swaybar mounting bracket lying on the road. WTF? Had a look under the car. What had happened, is that the bolts pulled the thread out of the mount attached to the chassis. I couldnt believe it. Had a bit of a tantrum, got back in the car, turned on the hazards and had a pleasant 5km/h drive back home....with no brakes still.
So now, tomorrow or monday I have to find someone who can come out and throw a helicoil or something into the mount. And take a walk up to the local wrecker and get a new bolt (i found one near the bracket, dunno where the other one went). Lucky the bush is still sitting around the swaybar...
So that was my night. to say im not impressed is the biggest understatement of the year. I just hope i can find someone mobile who can come out and get this thing fixed, or there is a local engineering shop who can do it....otherwise, im screwed.
oh and btw, i finished those beers at 6 and didnt drive till midnight, in case you were wondering.....
Originally Posted by Sundeep
And Yagz, come back in six months faggot