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A friend is looking to buy a used Honda, probably from a Honda dealership.

We're talking about having a third-party inspection. I'm suggesting he go to another near-by Honda dealership, in the hopes that they have a more thorough, formal process. The Honda-specific tools, and the techs who know every little thing about these cars. He's thinking a regular old indie mechanic, because hes concerned the third-party dealership has incentive to make the car sound bad to try and convince him to buy their cars.

Thoughts?

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Where are they located? If you know a reputable tech in the area, even they're not a Honda-specific shop, they may be your best source of info. Especially if they'll let you take a look when the cars in the air

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Doing it right...this almost feels like something that belongs in the Chicken Shack thread:

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Doing it right...this almost feels like something that belongs in the Chicken Shack thread:

Ha! That's awesome. Now I know what to do with the set of perfos in my garage!

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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.

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.

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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.

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Most of you are too young to remember / let alone have played this game in the arcade. But once upon a time, Dragons Lair ruled the arcade and you were a god if you mastered it. I remember that Summer of 1983 fondly as I burned through many quarters figuring out the moves.

Arcade Story - how one kid mastered Dragons Lair

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1988 celica all-trac

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

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

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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 ?

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