Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kaiser Brake and Alignment

Oy!  It has been a day!  We took the bus in to Kaiser for what we thought would be a simple alignment check and repacking the front wheel bearings.
No, no, no.  Today was not to be so simple.  We ended up with four new brake drums, new drive axle wheel bearings (in the back), new front wheel bearings, and a partridge in a pear tree.  We now have special front brake drums, as of this morning there were 10 of them available in the continental US. Now there are 8.  The ones we have are from China, but they're discontinued.  After the 8 are gone, brake shops will have to switch back to the US made version which cost twice as much.   Sort of an interesting data point, that.  Anyway, the back drums were "heavily heat checked", meaning they have been very hot very often.  That is bad.  The front drums were also heat checked, but not to the same extent.  So, many dollars later, the brakes are in order.
Note the jacks under the bus.  I hate seeing that.

While the bus was undergoing treatment, we went to see the new Star Trek movie, Into Darkness.  I was very disappointed in the movie.  Since I'm tired, I think I shall hold off on a full blown movie review, but essentially, it is the THIRD telling of the Wrath of Khan.  Enough!  Enough of the Wrath of Khan.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to get the breaks taken care of. Just a "little" necessity for the MH!!!