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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
c palmer
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Re: Baked on brake dust

hi george - i've found that the baked on brake dust takes repeated
cleanings about a week apart. seems like the elements of the weather
works on the stuff that left behind and when you spray the brake cleaner
on it again, a little more will come off.

as to directly the source of the problem, changing out the pads to the
kind that won't leave the dust is a solution, but also j.c. witney did
offer some brake dust covers that mounted between the disk and
the wheel that directed the air flow away from the wheel so it wouldn't
deposit on the grooves. i don't know if they are still offered.

to trace out where the oil is leaking from on your 91, put a bottle of
black light dye in the oil. it works great, but i didn't like what i
saw. it reveals the truth on the leaks.

~ curtis

knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
"Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
http://community.webtv.net/PALMER_ENT/doc

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #2 (permalink)
George Nuetzel
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Re: Baked on brake dust

Curtis,

When I replace the brakes I'll have the "no-dust" type put on. I think
I've
seen them advertised by Advance Auto Parts in the newspaper. I think
Advance is a national company.

About the 91's oil problem, I don't think it's an external leak but
burned
internally in some way. I do not get clouds of blue smoke coming from
the
exhaust. Just before I bought the 2001, we were on a trip and I was
pushing
it very hard. While doing so, the "check engine" light came on. I
stopped
as soon as I could and checked the level of oil on the dip stick. It
was
full.

Regarding the prostate cancer comment at the bottom of your reply
e-mail, I
had my RRP in November of 1999. I assume you, too, read the
"alt.support.cancer.prostate" newsgroup.

George

c palmer wrote:

> hi george - i've found that the baked on brake dust takes repeated
> cleanings about a week apart. seems like the elements of the weather
> works on the stuff that left behind and when you spray the brake cleaner
> on it again, a little more will come off.
>
> as to directly the source of the problem, changing out the pads to the
> kind that won't leave the dust is a solution, but also j.c. witney did
> offer some brake dust covers that mounted between the disk and
> the wheel that directed the air flow away from the wheel so it wouldn't
> deposit on the grooves. i don't know if they are still offered.
>
> to trace out where the oil is leaking from on your 91, put a bottle of
> black light dye in the oil. it works great, but i didn't like what i
> saw. it reveals the truth on the leaks.
>
> ~ curtis
>
> knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
> "Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
> invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
> http://community.webtv.net/PALMER_ENT/doc

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #3 (permalink)
c palmer
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Re: Baked on brake dust

hi george - i had a 5.0 that didn't leak on the drive nor smoke, yet
used oil when traveling. the black light tracing showed the gaskets
were leaking on about 8 different places on the engine but only when it
was going down the road. i say that last part because there was no tell
tale sign on the driveway. after replacing the gaskets, the oil problem
went away.

also, when you say "check engine' light came on, i'm assuming it is the
amber light. this would be something the computer picked up on coming
from one of the sensors. since you said you were pushing it hard, it
could have been something as simple as an O2 sensor temporary going out
of range.

prostate cancer got me in 2003. had the RP. things were going well
until december, then the psa started to rise. they done another psa
test and it's dropped, so now i have to bite my nails for 6 months till
the next test. i'm a regular member of the alt. support group.

if i may - be allowed to stand on my stump here and say to all the guys
and the women who love their men. have the psa test ran starting by age
40 or earlier if there is history of prostate cancer in the family.
don't take the answer from the doctor that your psa is normal. you need
to know what your number is. it is super important. prostate cancer
does not give up a single thing it takes from you. it is not like
smoking and you quit, the body will heal itself to a point.

the psa test is a simple blood test. it should be less than 1.0 if you
have a healthy prostate. as you age, it will grow and be the source of
problems from slow urination to pelvic pain. it's not fun.

it grows only two times in your life. once as a teenager. then it
grows after age 25 and continues to grow for the rest of your life.
they should tell every male this fact in school.

prostate cancer is curable if they can catch it in time, but it not
curable after it gets into the lymph nodes and spreads through the body.

prostate cancer doesn't hurt at the beginning so you have no warning
until it's too late.

does it happen to the young? we have a man who got his physical on his
40th birthday and found out that he was in the advance stages of the
disease and had no symptoms. a man (age 42) found out he was fatal and
had a 2 yr daughter and was told that he may not live long enough to see
her start kindergarten. i could go on, but this is not to preach.

i just wanted to say. this newsgroup is about cars and doing things to
fix them and to do preventive maintenance and make them run the best
that they can. should we not do the same with our own body? so, unless
someone informs us about what to look out for and how to check it, we
wouldn't know.

if you have any questions, feel free to email me.

well, i'm done. thanks for hearing me out and may everyone have low
psa's and a great car to drive.

~ curtis

knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
"Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
http://community.webtv.net/PALMER_ENT/doc

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #4 (permalink)
George Nuetzel
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Re: Baked on brake dust

Curtis,

You're right, it is an amber light. All the engine monitoring lights come
on when you first start the car but really don't pay attention to the
colors.

I believe prostate cancer should be added to the "silent killer" diseases
because in the early stages it shows no visible signs or pain. When it does
start to hurt, it's usually too late for a full recovery.

I'm down to the once a year PSA test but it will never become a
non-worrisome event.

George

c palmer wrote:

> hi george - i had a 5.0 that didn't leak on the drive nor smoke, yet
> used oil when traveling. the black light tracing showed the gaskets
> were leaking on about 8 different places on the engine but only when it
> was going down the road. i say that last part because there was no tell
> tale sign on the driveway. after replacing the gaskets, the oil problem
> went away.
>
> also, when you say "check engine' light came on, i'm assuming it is the
> amber light. this would be something the computer picked up on coming
> from one of the sensors. since you said you were pushing it hard, it
> could have been something as simple as an O2 sensor temporary going out
> of range.
>
> prostate cancer got me in 2003. had the RP. things were going well
> until december, then the psa started to rise. they done another psa
> test and it's dropped, so now i have to bite my nails for 6 months till
> the next test. i'm a regular member of the alt. support group.
>
> if i may - be allowed to stand on my stump here and say to all the guys
> and the women who love their men. have the psa test ran starting by age
> 40 or earlier if there is history of prostate cancer in the family.
> don't take the answer from the doctor that your psa is normal. you need
> to know what your number is. it is super important. prostate cancer
> does not give up a single thing it takes from you. it is not like
> smoking and you quit, the body will heal itself to a point.
>
> the psa test is a simple blood test. it should be less than 1.0 if you
> have a healthy prostate. as you age, it will grow and be the source of
> problems from slow urination to pelvic pain. it's not fun.
>
> it grows only two times in your life. once as a teenager. then it
> grows after age 25 and continues to grow for the rest of your life.
> they should tell every male this fact in school.
>
> prostate cancer is curable if they can catch it in time, but it not
> curable after it gets into the lymph nodes and spreads through the body.
>
> prostate cancer doesn't hurt at the beginning so you have no warning
> until it's too late.
>
> does it happen to the young? we have a man who got his physical on his
> 40th birthday and found out that he was in the advance stages of the
> disease and had no symptoms. a man (age 42) found out he was fatal and
> had a 2 yr daughter and was told that he may not live long enough to see
> her start kindergarten. i could go on, but this is not to preach.
>
> i just wanted to say. this newsgroup is about cars and doing things to
> fix them and to do preventive maintenance and make them run the best
> that they can. should we not do the same with our own body? so, unless
> someone informs us about what to look out for and how to check it, we
> wouldn't know.
>
> if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
>
> well, i'm done. thanks for hearing me out and may everyone have low
> psa's and a great car to drive.
>
> ~ curtis
>
> knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
> "Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
> invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
> http://community.webtv.net/PALMER_ENT/doc



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