Bonus Lane Man

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  1. Apparently the front brake pads started to melt or something like that and flake off as he was coming down the mountain last night. Duralast ceramics from Autozone.

    We're swapping those out later today and trying out some semi-metallics to see what happens. Thinking its a bad batch or something

    Pushrod on brake booster might be too far and it's compressing the master cylinder a bit causing the brakes to drag ?


  2. Derrr...I gotcha. Ill ask him if he's ever heard of it going back on Taco's as well. What year was the Celica? My roommates Tacoma is a 2001.

    Doing some adjustments to the rear drums seemed to help late last night. Tonight was getting the front all put back together. Taking it for a test drive after work tomorrow to confirm.

    1988 celica all-trac

    But they use the same proportioning valve on different toyota/lexus models nowadays. They haven't changed it since 1984.


  3. Still havent figured out a cause behind this and we plan on hauling a couple 4x4's on a trailer up to Big Bear so if we cant figure it out we might not be able to.

    We hit that one after both rear lines had been bleed, still no difference.

    I mean the proportioning valve is bad. This just happened on my buddies Celica. Brakes worked fine, bled them, squishy pedal, bled them another 20-30 times (no kidding) still the same. New proportioning valve, bled once, boom. Good as new. There has to be something about them getting air or something, cause we pulled 6 junkyard ones and they didn't work. Had to get a new one ($180) but brakes work perfectly.


  4. Roommate is installing new brake pads on his Tacoma right now and we are working through trying to diagnose a pedal that's still squishy. We've replaced the master cylinder and plenty of bleeding have been done and we still cant figure it out. The one thing we noticed was the actual ceramic pad compressing against the rotor. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything conclusive. So the stupid question is, are brake pads themselves supposed to compress?

    And on a lighter note:

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    Proportioning valve


  5. I dislike stainless, I think that fad is going to end quickly. I always owned black, it's sleek and timeless... B)

    Now that I'm home I see we have the Gallery series too. :( Like I said the range is good, just didn't like anything else. Funny everything started to go bad after about 4 years. So just make sure you flip the place before then. ^_^

    Stage 1 or 2? I've got the older V2 version, with Stage 1 on my Foz, thought about upgrading it to the V3, but I don't have it plugged in all the time to make it worth while and I got mine for under $250, so I'm happy. Stage 2 as soon as I get the Maddad shorty DP this spring. I want to keep it as stealth and quiet as possible. :ph34r:

    Stage 1 for now.

    Still have to decide on what I want to do with the exhaust. Probably a Magnaflow catback for now and a downpipe in the future.


  6. I had the Carbon tune on my S60R. And I was very disappointed with it.

    The car didn't feel any faster, and the dyno numbers didn't show any significant gain over stock dyno run.

    Additionally, the first time I received the tune, it was spiking up to 25+ PSI, Lucky trying to tell me that it was something wrong with my car, and after three weeks, THREE WEEKS, after I another member pointed me to a thread on Swedespeed, and I emailed Lucky about it, he now changed his mind and said the tune is fucked up.

    I've been on the down low about saying anything, but the truth needs to be told. If I ever get another Volvo, I'll definitely will NOT be going with ARD Tune.

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