I've had a busy day. My Tig has not been used much lately due to Covid resrictions and working form home means no commuting.
Last week I had a 70mile round trip to pick up my Diving drysuit.
On the way I had some vibrations on the steering wheel, put it down to maybea wheel gone out of balance.
On the way back vibrations got worse, then I noticed I was only gwtting 25mpg on a flat road at 50mph!
Pulled over and the nearside front wheel was very hot. Let it cool down and manged to get home, it seemed to free off after breaking hard a few times.
So this weekend, I rebuilt the calliper with new seals and piston. Painted the calliper while it was stripped down, - don't like the paint colour, ordered Gun Metal Grey, to me its more like mid grey.
Rebuild went well.
Brake fluid - service history for my car says brake fluid was changed 2 years ago. I doubt it! See photo for the state of what came out! Bad_fluid.JPG 58.25KB 1 downloads.
After seeing that, I then bled the entire system so its now full of fresh clean fluid.
Oil change needed now then an MOT.