DIY: Honda brake replacement

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  1. AcidGord

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    Did my front pads and rotors today so I figured I'd shoot some pictures and do up a DIY. Most people won't need it but I'm always amazed and how many people who don't do the work themselves. Labor on brake work is nuts.

    http://spoon.org/civic/DIY-Brakes/
     
  2. Omerta

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    People need guides for changing pads and rotors :o
    Must be more technical than the older nissans :shrug:
     
  3. billybob

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    Good job Gord.

    I gotta do the brakes in the civic soon and that will totally come in handy.

    :bigthumb:
     
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    note to self, don't drive around rob after he does this

    you suck rob hahahaha
     
  5. AcidGord

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    Drift: Well not everybody knows anything about cars, its a rediculously easy job sure but I still hear about people taking their cars to Midas and getting bent over a table on labor all the time. Some people need to realize just how easy some things are to do.
     
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    :werd:

    It's also usefull for the girls as well! Then they can go out & do the BF brakes for him!! :lol:
     
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    Yeah, thats very true. People dont like to get thier hands dirty I guess.
     
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    I don't like to get my hands dirty.

    I wear gloves when I work on cars. :)
     
  9. Shafft

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    bah.. greasy hands and cuts are half the fun of automotive work.
     
  10. John Doe

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    I disagree. I am far too much of a priss for that shit. I mean, I'll do the work which isn't a problem.. but I can't be bothered by grime under my nails, cuts on my skin, etc...
     
  11. Shafft

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    yes that was clearly depicted.
     
  12. John Doe

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    Apparently not if you felt your reply was necessary. :)

    We're all different, I don't tell you that you need to wear gloves so don't tell me I'm missing out.
     
  13. Shafft

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    nah ... I just wanted you to state your prissyness ;)
     
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    Huge priss.
     
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    I have started to wear gloves as much as I can, especially at the track.
    I have been pretty burned from taking off MEGA hot wheels after a session, just taking tire temps and pressures is too hot.
     
  16. AcidGord

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    Speaking of which, now that this thread is massively off topic. :) Does anyone know any place around to get Mechanix gloves in small? I have the hands of a girl and all places seem to carry are medium, large and XL. The Mediums are okay but there's enough slack in the fingertips that it makes detail work a bit annoying.

    (Or any other equivalent glove, Ringers etc.)
     
  17. Lex Lucas

    feels good.

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    good diy really helpfull to those who have never done brakes before
     
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    Rowicki: Thanks. I'll check them out. Do you remember what they charge? I've seen them for anywhere from $25 at NAPA to $39 at Canadian Tire. (Nuts)
     
  20. Lex Lucas

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    NP... I have Mediums, but I remember trying on the smalls. Looking at my receipt right now and they are 27.99 + tax.
     

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