Re: 1995 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
> Thats what i like about you Antipodes, sometimes not a great deal. The
> bloke's trying his best to sort his own car out & all you did was shoot him
> down ffs. Try helping instead of berating the bloke.
You've missed my point Nige. Had he been even vaguely local I'd have
gone and helped him. But, brakes are not something to be trifled with,
and if you haven't got the skills to do the job properly and safely you
should find someone who can. You might watch/help them and learn, but
you shouldn't be doing it alone. Had the job been on something slightly
less essential (eg a clutch or head gasket) I'd have offered all the
advice I could, as my past postings here will show. Even offering
advice from a distance on a job like this isn't particularly good - do
you want responsibility for the accident that could potentially result?
I sure as hell don't and I don't think it's fair on the OP to offer
'best effort' advice on brakes when none of us have any real idea of
what the problem is (a pad change shouldn't have caused this sort of
> We all are born equal i seem to remember. Skills are learend & earned, not
> given out at birth.
Indeed, and I spend a lot of my life sharing my skill set with others,
both as a mechanic (which is my original trade) and in terms of the
specialised bit of IT that now provides the majority of my income.