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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-03, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sending my xc in to get some work done on the rear brakes soon and I was just wondering if there are any things I should specifically look for.

A vehicle inspection showed up that the drums were too large (diameter) and the fluid needs changing, so those will get done.
is there anything else i should get done when it goes in?


also while i'm on the topic of brakes, i was told today by an auto electrician that the xc's didn't have a brake fail warning light on them. there is a light for it on the dash and it seems a bit wierd to have the light and no system for it.

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Mate,

Basically the brake fail system is usually just if you run low on brake fluid in the reservoir.

And what do they mean by the drums are too big??

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interior diameter is 257mm and 256mm acording to the inspection. They said it is not roadworthy like that, has to be 254mm.

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Your fukn kidding!!!...

Go to another inspection station...thats alot of shit...2-3mm out?...Are they on drugs..

Tell them this is what all model XBs and Cs come with.

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maybe it's a way to get these older cars off the road.

i wouldn't mind getting a second opinion, but i don't like the idea of shelling out another $70 to get told the exact same thing. And if i don't do as told, i don't get a roadworthy certificate.

Does any one know what i should expect to pay for the brake work?

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