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List of mechanics that have been recommended by DDfers:

Brooklyn
Empire Auto Center
485 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 756-6050

https://maps.app.goo.gl/wh8Mei7zwZPLJKHQ6

Ashers Auto Repair
3901 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone: (347) 240-7921

Lakewood

Betzalel Brezner 845-558-5547
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: July 31, 2019, 08:39:59 AM »
Usually get great deals at Advance Auto with up to 50% off coupons. Also Pepboys (not sure if they are national) has sales all the time. Don't forget CB sites that have up to 20% CB.
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 Once I know the type of brakes I want and then I can start shopping around for the best price.
   Do you also use copper based Andi seize and silcone, thread locker ,wire brush to remove the rust ,break cleaner, and a torque wrench to tighten to the correct specs?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 31, 2019, 08:54:16 AM »
My go to man for advice is CrisFix, he's truly amazing, ligit crazy in what he does, never seen someone alike.
Just watched his video on how NRS pads are made, amazing!
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 31, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
Do you also use copper based Andi seize and silcone, thread locker ,wire brush to remove the rust ,break cleaner, and a torque wrench to tighten to the correct specs?
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 31, 2019, 09:01:27 AM »
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
Now you sound like CF.
Just watched his video on how NRS pads are made, amazing!
  Yes indeed, really amazing, you feel as if your in the factory.
I think he should go into another profession being a photographer. 😉
    He explains it super well.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: July 31, 2019, 09:04:23 AM »
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
Is it really off importance to measure the thickness of the rotors or as long as there's a smooth surface I should just leave them?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: July 31, 2019, 09:21:56 AM »
Is it really off importance to measure the thickness of the rotors or as long as there's a smooth surface I should just leave them?
If you are going to use the same rotors you should have them turned down. They could be warped and you would not know it.
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« Reply #291 on: July 31, 2019, 09:36:13 AM »
If you are going to use the same rotors you should have them turned down. They could be warped and you would not know it.
if it's a smooth surface and it looks even, why would it be worped?
  By visually inspecting them you should be able to see if they're warped.

I heard that's a thing of the past turning down your rotors.

 if you're hesitant that I change them, what rotors you recommending?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: July 31, 2019, 09:46:41 AM »
if it's a smooth surface and it looks even, why would it be worped?
  By visually inspecting them you should be able to see if they're warped.

I heard that's a thing of the past turning down your rotors.

 if you're hesitant that I change them, what rotors you recommending?
If you can tell by looking at them that they are warped then you are superman.  :)
It is hard to find anyone to turn rotors because of the economics. There is those believe that the new rotors are to thin and should not be turned.
For my brake jobs I just replace rotors and pads now. The OEM rotors these days last about as long as the pads. I have not tried the high performance expensive ones.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: July 31, 2019, 09:52:30 AM »
If you can tell by looking at them that they are warped then you are superman.  :)
It is hard to find anyone to turn rotors because of the economics. There is those believe that the new rotors are to thin and should not be turned.
For my brake jobs I just replace rotors and pads now. The OEM rotors these days last about as long as the pads. I have not tried the high performance expensive ones.
Where to find the specs for how thick the rotor should be?

 I don't remember off hand, is it that the car needs the rotots to be x in thickness or is it the rotors themselves need to be x in thickness so the pads don't cause...?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: July 31, 2019, 10:04:03 AM »
Where to find the specs for how thick the rotor should be?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 31, 2019, 10:10:34 AM »
Search for your make and model.
Will do. Thanks.

 Will probably bleed the brakes as well while I'm at it, and check the emergency brake to make sure it's holding.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: July 31, 2019, 10:19:09 AM »
Bleeding is a good idea especially with a soft peddle. Make sure to use a 6 point socket/wrench and not a 12 point.
Be carful with emergency brakes on old cars. Pads like to fall off the backing.  :)
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: July 31, 2019, 03:58:33 PM »
Bleeding is a good idea especially with a soft peddle. Make sure to use a 6 point socket/wrench and not a 12 point.
Be carful with emergency brakes on old cars. Pads like to fall off the backing.  :)
That's one big difference with the NRS pads, how they're held to the backing plate.
Which makes them less likely to separate from its backing plate, which would be the cause for replacement pads.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: July 31, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
That's one big difference with the NRS pads, how they're held to the backing plate.
Which makes them less likely to separate from its backing plate, which would be the cause for replacement pads.
Are the emergency pads/shoes made the same way?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: August 02, 2019, 09:06:36 AM »
When buying a new oil filter after completing an oil change which one works best?

Being that I'm going to use Mobile-1, one of these two.
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