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Archive for July, 2007
I did my brakes on my day off and everything went pretty good. I used a one man bleeding bottle that I got from Princess Auto and it worked very well. It was very easy to pump out the old overheated brake fluid and put the new DOT 3 fluid back in, I went thru about 1.5 liters of brake fluid for both sides. Although this is a stock brake setup for now, in the future I will put double or triple piston calipers and some crossed drilled and slotted rotors. Took me about 2 days to get the brakes to set in but now they grab very well.
I was driving a few days ago at lunch and suddenly I heard a squealing noise from my front passenger side of the car, it took me a few minutes but I realized that it was my front brakes making the noise. I took the wheel of the passenger side the next day and did a brake inspection and yeah i have about 2-3 weeks of pads left but till then it’s gonna squeal like a bastard. I called an auto parts store yesterday and and found out that the front rotors are only $22 a piece and pads are $33 for the set. Not bad considering that when I had my old 87 Acura Integra my rotors were $80 a piece. So hopefully sometime this upcoming week I will have time to change the pads and put on new rotors.
So get this, everyone always thinks that small cars are crap cuz they can’t transport long things that vans and station wagaons can. Well I had a project that needed 8 foot long 2×4′s and didn’t have a van but I knew I could fold down the seats and just leave my rear hatch open for anything that sticks out. So I went down to Home Depot bought some 8 foot long 2×4′s and started loading them into my car but what I didn’t realize is that I could completely fit 8 foot long 2×4′s in my hatch and have the rear hatch closed. I load them on the passenger side of the car all the way down to the foot level and up toward the bench seats in the rear. While loading my car I even got a comment from another Home Depot customer that said “wow I didn’t realize you can fit 8 foot long pieces of lumber in your civic, thats great”.
It maybe small but sure does a great job at packing long loads