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kleinbl00  ·  303 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 7, 2019

d00d as someone that has forgotten more about cars than most people will ever know, farm out the brake work. There are few tasks in automotive maintenance with a savings/suffering ratio as low as brake work, and few tasks in automotive maintenance that improve more through the acquisition of specialized tools.

Brakes aren't bad if you have all the spanners, the weird little pliers, the circlip tools, the joint forks, the grease pit, the hydraulic post lift, the crawler and the pneumatic brake bleeders developed over a hundred years of history to make an odious job merely tedious. But if you don't have that shit? Every step of the way is an exercise in understanding why unitaskers exist, regardless of Alton Brown's quixotic philosophies.