|2004/08/17 Son of a bitch, I got it|
π 2004-08-17 23:36 by Merlin in Cars, Ncars
Current Music: Armin Van Buuren - 003 In Motion - 13 Rising Star - Clear Blue Moon
Current Mood: Good
After a good farewell sushi dinner with Daniel and Patrice (bye guys, we'll miss you), I was driving back and trying out my brakes, and locked my front left wheel again (too early for my taste), when it finally hit me: it was my front left tire that I flat entirely spotted two months ago, and it's also the tire that had been locking up a bit easily. Here's a picture of the bad tire after it came out, the flat spot is kind of obvious :)
Then, I remembered that I swapped that front left caliper a few months ago, and bled that brake line (means removing air and old fuild from the brake lines). My big mistake is that I didn't bleed the other lines.
End result? My current guess is that when the hydrolic pressure is spread across the 4 calipers, the front left one brakes a lot better because its fluid is newer and bubble free, causing the tire to lock up before the other ones.
This should be easy to fix after I flush the rest of the fluid with some help manning the speed bleeders while I press on the brake pedal :)