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07 Jun 2010   #591
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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I just finished replacing the front brake pads on my Taxi I get so tired of doing that.
Who needs brakes? Stop signs are for wimps!

All kidding aside, I hear brakes and transmissions take a beating in taxicabs.
That's why I like a Chevrolet, mine has 280.000 on it right now!

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Today we've had family visit, my mother-in-law to be exact, she's 83 and lives several hundred miles away my husbands brother brought her down.

They came last October for a few days stay hoping to see her latest great grandchild born but typically they went back on the Friday and my daughter had the baby in the early hours of the Saturday

The only trouble is they've brought the bad weather with them, they left in thunderstorms and torrential rain, we've been having good weather down here with sunshine and no rain, they arrived Sunday and it's rained now all day

83, I hope I don't live that long!
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07 Jun 2010   #592
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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I just finished replacing the front brake pads on my Taxi I get so tired of doing that.
BFK;

Sounds like you have "disk" front brakes and "drum" rear brakes. Because when you stop the vehicle weight shifts forward, the front brakes take most of the wear. But, if you do not also service the rear brakes, the pad material becomes glazed over, and the drum gets polished so you end up with almost no stopping power at the rear wheels and move all the wear to the front. I would suggest you look at servicing the rear brakes as well, even if they look good, if you want to avoid all break wear at the front wheels.

Also for a taxi, I would look at high performance break disk rotors and pads, and if the rear brakes are "drum" type, converting them to "disk rotors and pads" to get a balanced braking force front to rear. It is possible the high performance setup will last longer, perform better, and cost less in the long run?

Cheers!
Robert
Hello Robert.


Thanks, I've considered this before and decided to do just as I am doing; the rear is pretty new though my driveng style does put ALL the wear on the front and I have no intention to start driving like granma so I'm stuck with how it is.

Thanks mate, I appreciate the intent.


I know you all have seen the bumper stickers that say "drive it like you stole it" well one of these days I'm going to have one made that says "drive it like a Taxi driver".
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07 Jun 2010   #593
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
zigzag hi.. haven't seen you lately.. good to have you post today..
Thanks LPT. Have been spread a little thin of late. Im back now.
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07 Jun 2010   #594
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

BFK.. don't ride the brakes when you drive...lol
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07 Jun 2010   #595
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

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zigzag hi.. haven't seen you lately.. good to have you post today..
Thanks LPT. Have been spread a little thin of late. Im back now.
Glad you are back.. hope and pray all is okay with you and yours.
just do and be what you have to do...let us know if you need anything or we can help out.
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07 Jun 2010   #596
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Robert.


Thanks, I've considered this before and decided to do just as I am doing; the rear is pretty new though my driveng style does put ALL the wear on the front and I have no intention to start driving like granma so I'm stuck with how it is.

Thanks mate, I appreciate the intent.


I know you all have seen the bumper stickers that say "drive it like you stole it" well one of these days I'm going to have one made that says "drive it like a Taxi driver".
Sure Ted, your taxi, your money, your decision.

My experience of servicing tractor-trailers for a few years suggested to me it is not all a "driving style" that affects brake wear. I observed new trucks with factory fresh brakes go 500K miles before needing brake work. With each brake "pad" replacement, the miles the brakes lasted were cut in half. Long before reaching a million miles, these trucks were shutting down for brake work every 3 months. Not very profitable. But I was just the mechanic, not the decision maker.

How often are you replacing your front disk brake pads? Monthly, quarterly, semi-annually?

Cheers!
Robert
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07 Jun 2010   #597
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
zigzag hi.. haven't seen you lately.. good to have you post today..
Thanks LPT. Have been spread a little thin of late. Im back now.
Glad you are back.. hope and pray all is okay with you and yours.
just do and be what you have to do...let us know if you need anything or we can help out.
Thanks

Im fine. Just not enough hours in the day.


Ken
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07 Jun 2010   #598
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Robert.


Thanks, I've considered this before and decided to do just as I am doing; the rear is pretty new though my driveng style does put ALL the wear on the front and I have no intention to start driving like granma so I'm stuck with how it is.

Thanks mate, I appreciate the intent.


I know you all have seen the bumper stickers that say "drive it like you stole it" well one of these days I'm going to have one made that says "drive it like a Taxi driver".
Sure Ted, your taxi, your money, your decision.

My experience of servicing tractor-trailers for a few years suggested to me it is not all a "driving style" that affects brake wear. I observed new trucks with factory fresh brakes go 500K miles before needing brake work. With each brake "pad" replacement, the miles the brakes lasted were cut in half. Long before reaching a million miles, these trucks were shutting down for brake work every 3 months. Not very profitable. But I was just the mechanic, not the decision maker.

How often are you replacing your front disk brake pads? Monthly, quarterly, semi-annually?

Cheers!
Robert

2 to 3 times a year, not really that bad for all the driving I do.

TBH, if I didn't buy the cheapest pads I can get I could get away with doing it about every 9 months.
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07 Jun 2010   #599
Chase

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I took the day off sick today.
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07 Jun 2010   #600
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chase View Post
I took the day off sick today.
Earn another badge, have too much to drink then call in sick.
What are we going to do with you Chase?
Today [3]-drunk.jpg

Get sober and get back to work!


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