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This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

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This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi everyone, just had a seized caliper on Weds. Picked up a caliper from an Autozone on Hempstead Turnpike. And was able to install, replace, and bleed caliper in under two hours. (Still can't find all my tools with this 2-year Eurovan job still taking place.) A little silicone goes a long way... :mrgreen:

Here''s the kicker, I had been thinking to relube my slide pins and bleed my brakes but, of course, I kept putting it off... I also did an oil change and shipped off an oil sample to Blackstone. Hope everyone is having a great, restful weekend!


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by abscate » Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 am

I still haven’t posted pictures of my disks from the last brake job because there’s are women and children present. These were the ones with good brake action but bad smell after full application.

Maybe later today
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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by tardcart » Sat May 25, 2019 5:47 am

that car must have sat for years. Rust is very tough. I thought the pads would wear it off on a vehicle that sat, and they never did.



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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:53 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 am
I still haven’t posted pictures of my disks from the last brake job because there’s are women and children present. These were the ones with good brake action but bad smell after full application.

Maybe later today
WOW! How did those pads look? Those were on the T5?


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by abscate » Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am

Pads had about 4mm of meat left but had started to wear plateau shaped inboard.

This car never sat. Last replaced 4 years 95,000 miles ago


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun May 26, 2019 12:56 am

abscate wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am
Pads had about 4mm of meat left but had started to wear plateau shaped inboard.

This car never sat. Last replaced 4 years 95,000 miles ago
The longest I think I've seen a car sit at your house was a week - on jack stands =P


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by Goupil » Mon May 27, 2019 12:54 pm

I have a seized caliper, planning to replace it soon.

Should I change the other rear caliper as well ? They are a bit rusted and have 195k miles on them. I'll get all 4 new discs and new lines (braided maybe)


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon May 27, 2019 11:22 pm

Noticed rear rotors on the AWD are grooving a bit. Can hear rear rotor dragging on the T5, but that may just be from sitting. Should probably do rear brake refreshes on both, but knowing me I'll just put it off until the next long weekend.
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I have a seized caliper, planning to replace it soon.

Should I change the other rear caliper as well ? They are a bit rusted and have 195k miles on them. I'll get all 4 new discs and new lines (braided maybe)
Only replace sister caliper if you are buying new genuine Volvo calipers. Aftermarket rebuilds are all junk. If buying rebuilts, wait until your original caliper seizes before replacing it. You should also flush and replace your brake fluid with DOT4 if you have no idea how old it is. A 1 liter bottle should be enough.


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 am

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Aftermarket rebuilds are all junk.
Agreed. My cousin had a Duralast/AutoZone rebuilt caliper on his V70, it lasted two months before it started leaking and he almost lost his brakes. Fortunately they had another in stock for warranty replacement, but ideally you won't NEED to replace it under warranty since it should last a lot longer than two months!


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Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

Post by Goupil » Tue May 28, 2019 12:33 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Only replace sister caliper if you are buying new genuine Volvo calipers. Aftermarket rebuilds are all junk.
Even rebuild calipers from known brands (such as Bosch or TRW) ? They are still slightly cheaper than Ate/Genuine Volvo.
I might just changed the seized one then.

Brake fluid has been replaced a few months ago because it was one of the reasons the car didn't pass inspection


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