Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beetle Build - Brake Job

We had a late start on the Beetle. Worked on the rear brakes. Had to get new brake shoes, brake drums, and pistons. (The front brakes appear to have been restored previously.) Bled the lines and saw a good bit of improvement. But still not happy. Have to check the front brakes again later this week. (The front pistons may be seized up, like the rear was.) If that doesn't work, the master cylinder needs to be replaced.

And at some point we need to change the transmission oil. But the plugs require 17mm hex sockets, and we have to buy one of those.

After the brakes and transmission are good, it is off to the bodyshop!

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