Seized Brake Caliper Slide Pins

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As we discussed in the previous article, How To Free Seized Brakes, it is possible the brake caliper slide pins can become stuck or seized, so we will look at how to fix that here. Why Brake Caliper Slide Pins Seize As before, with the brake piston boot, the caliper slides also have a rubber boot that if damaged can let moisture and dirt in, causing it to seize. In fact, in some cases moisture can occur even if the boot is not damaged, due to condensation caused by the constant heating and cooling in… Read More »Seized Brake Caliper Slide Pins

How To Free Seized Brakes

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In this article we look at ways to free seized brakes on your car, van, or 4×4. “seized brakes” can often be the term or phrase given to describe a “binding brake” or a “stuck brake”, sometimes an MOT failure may list it as a “brake bind”. Generally there will be two common reasons for this: the brake caliper piston has become stiff or stuck in its travel within the brake caliper bore, or the brake caliper sliders have become stiff or stuck in their travel within the caliper carrier Rather than making this into… Read More »How To Free Seized Brakes

Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal

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It is always a pain when a 30 minute job turns into a 5 hour job all bacuase of a snapped bolt. Fear not, help is at hand! In this short article: Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal, I will show you some of my favourite methods for removing not just manifold bolts but pretty much any snapped bolt, the same principals apply to 99% of all the snapped bolts and studs out there. Grab yourself a cuppa and you’ll have that bolt out in no time! Method #1 This way works really well beause it introduces… Read More »Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal

Why We All Should Drive Modern Retro Cars

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A very good friend of mine got me thinking about spending money on modern retro cars, rather than just a new boring car. He recently had to remove the DPF (diesel particulate filter – a very expensive part of the exhaust) and clean it out in an attempt to rejuvenate it, because it would cost £500 to replace it, and of course, having a faulty or “dirty” DPF puts the dreaded engine management light on. This got me thinking, is it better to spend money on expensive parts for modern cars or spend as much… Read More »Why We All Should Drive Modern Retro Cars

About Dan

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Hi everyone, welcome to Dangerneering! Making things and working out how things are made have been a passion of mine as far back as I can remember. When all my friends were happy to just have something and use it, I always wanted to take it apart and see how it can be improved. I have always had this passion and ability not only to make things but also to figure out how to make them better or how to fix something. I also have a great interest in mountain biking, cars, and 4x4s. I… Read More »About Dan