Wheels

Warped…

Mileage: 143,772KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Medium

My front brake disc warped! Cruising at 80 KM/H and gently pressed the brake pedal, the whole steering wheel shook badly. Well, it might be the brake disc and pad combo did not live up to my expectation. This happened right after two rounds of 206 group “Weekend Drive”.

 

 
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Brake Disc & Pad {Revisited} – Phase 1

Mileage: 120,557KM
DIY Level: Medium

It’s about time my braking system requires some tender and care. This entry will only covers the front disc brake only, I will cover the rear braking system on next article later. The reason being is that time was so jealous on me hence I could not proceed with the rear braking system yet. Will do it when time permits.

For this time around, I will change the parts from Brembo disc + genuine pad combo to all around TRW Lucas parts. I could not find a good Brembo deal in short period of time and Brembo brand currently is in the mainstream market thus to find the best quality like two years ago is like finding a needle in the haystack (imitation is on the rise nowadays). Brembo now is made under license from Chinese factory (info not from a reliable source; just a hearsay).

 

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Wheel Nut Cover

Mileage: 96,966KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

Yay!… Wheel nut cover ordered online (after returned it due to wrong size) has arrived. But the joy was short lived as I stumbled with another issue.

 

 

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Disc & Pad

Mileage: 56,796KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Medium

After almost 60K KM registered, my front brake disc begin to show a sign of giving up. Squealing noise almost noticeable when starting to move the car from a stand still or when slowing down. Seems the brake pads surface is no longer bedding perfectly with the disc.

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New Rubber Donuts

Mileage: 4202KM

Last Friday, I received a call from Blue Box Glenmarie. The SA informed me that one of my five warranty claims has approved which is the wobbly and harden tires. The sad news was… I’ve to come on Sunday at 10AM to replace all the donuts. I even called them twice to make sure weather it is Saturday or Sunday. Continue reading




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