What did you do to your rig today?

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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:20 pm

Let's bring this one back...

Discovered leaking steering box on the weekend while swapping my AC compressor... Right at the input shaft. Just wet for now so will keep an eye on it.

Replaced AC compressor, vacuumed and charged system, have nearly 40F air at idle now.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby PhullD » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:31 pm

I'm jealous of the AC temperature lol
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:15 am

I would think yours would be just as good if not better? Have you ever hosed out your radiator/condenser? Mine had a poop ton of mud in there, I'm sure the engine runs cooler now too.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby PhullD » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:21 pm

My Xterra is fine, I was referring to the X-Trail with the sketchy blower motor.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:48 pm

Still haven't replaced that eh?
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby PhullD » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:04 pm

$500 at the dealer, no lol
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Incognito27 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:06 am

I just did new rotors and pads all the way around , but i have some rubbing on the front passenger side now, need to have a look. Aside from that its great to have brakes again , sucks i have to change front pads 2 times a year lol
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:27 am

That is a short time between pad replacements. Are you sure you don't have sticking calipers? Or are you doing crazy amounts of mileage? The pads on the truck typically last me 30-50k.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Bow_Tied » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 am

Agreed. Are the pads moving freely upon install?
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Incognito27 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 pm

Bow_Tied wrote:Agreed. Are the pads moving freely upon install?
Adam wrote:That is a short time between pad replacements. Are you sure you don't have sticking calipers? Or are you doing crazy amounts of mileage? The pads on the truck typically last me 30-50k.


Yes each time i do the pads i do the servicing on the guide pins and relube them , they are free moving.
This is the first time i have put new rotors with new pads on the truck , up until now its been just pads .

And i am putting enough mileage , have to remember i have extra weight on the truck which will wear the standard pads down faster cause city driving and people who can't drive.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:07 am

You should keep track of how long they last in terms of km. Mine usually last around 50k and my truck is not light either, I tow a trailer frequently, and I live downtown. What brand of pads are you using?
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Bow_Tied » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:42 am

Also inspect the boot or rubber seal around the caliper piston. I have had it happen where heat (over heating from dragging pads) cooked this seal causing the piston to not move easily and wearing out new pads prematurely.

I too recommend replacing the rear flex lines, especially if one side is worn notably more than the other. Sometimes the degrade on the inside and restrict return flow causing temporary pad dragging.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Incognito27 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 pm

Adam wrote:You should keep track of how long they last in terms of km. Mine usually last around 50k and my truck is not light either, I tow a trailer frequently, and I live downtown. What brand of pads are you using?



Bow_Tied wrote:Also inspect the boot or rubber seal around the caliper piston. I have had it happen where heat (over heating from dragging pads) cooked this seal causing the piston to not move easily and wearing out new pads prematurely.

I too recommend replacing the rear flex lines, especially if one side is worn notably more than the other. Sometimes the degrade on the inside and restrict return flow causing temporary pad dragging.


Brand is an off brand from amazon , i seem to be getting about 20ish k , i am putting plenty of KMs on the truck , so maybe i am more than 1.25 set of pads on the front each year . rears rarely.

Also rear flex lines have all been changed when i did the lift. rears seem to be fine , fronts are still making noise , need to take the fronts off and have a look , maybe tomorrow ill have a look if its not to warm.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:47 am

Brand is an off brand from amazon

I'll say this, get some good pads from a name brand. It doesn't have to be anything fancy like Hawk or EBC. I have even had good luck with Monroe brake pads and AC Delco. They will last way longer and probably perform better. You won't save anything getting the cheaper ones because now you are changing them more often. Currently I'm running the PartSource pro series on the Xterra and like them, I think I paid less than 50 with a discount.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:49 am

As for what I did to my rig today, I adjusted the rear drum brakes. I had put new shoes on a while ago but after they settled in I never re adjusted them. Took almost 20 clicks of the adjuster wheel but I finally have a good pedal again and the parking brake works lol.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:50 pm

PhullD wrote:$500 at the dealer, no lol
Have you checked car-part.com? Can probably get the blower cheap from the scrapper
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:23 pm

Or another aftermarket one, try a different brand.
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