What up forum,
So I just wanted to make a post about some stuff I found today. In case you don't know me I am Doctor Wily (why-lee) and my truck is Ghetto Blue. You havn't met Ghetto Blue? Pop over to http://www.fordrangerforum.com/intro...yin-hello.html
and take a quick peek and swing back thru!
You back? ok cool!
So I took Ghetto Blue in tonight to my brake class because I had a brake light on and wanted to inspect the brake linings. Gotter up on the hoist (with help from another student since I havn't lifted a vehicle on my own yet) and buzzed off the wheels to take a look. Found some stuff that needs to be done..... lol
First off, brakes could be done. they are hosed yet but the rotors developed hard spots and were turned once before. Pads are less than 50% so i figure what the heck, I have access to a heated garage, a lift, and unlimited tools, I'll add that to my list of stuff to do. Cool.
Moved to the back brakes and found similar situation. heres where it's kinda sucky though. Found oil leaking into the brake drums on both sides. Looked behind the axle flange and boom- diff oil. I need to replace both axle seals. Upon further inspection I found the pinion seal needs to be done too!
So I got home and priced everything out at NAPA and I am looking at around $250 when it's all said and done for pads, rotors, drums, shoes, spring/hw kit, axle seals and pinion seal.
Whew. Of course that doesnt take into consideration the oil leak, missing rear windshield, cracked front windshield, etc/etc/etc/etc........ the list goes on. lol
On a side note I a rear slider for $30. guy says it's new (says that) and will bring it to me. Then all I have to do is find someone to install for me. it's a slider and it's tinted so I think I will pick it up. Will depend on cash flow, lol.
ANYway, thats all I have for tonight, just felt like sharing.