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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby BoSoxGal » Fri May 25, 2018 1:56 am

Oh and any recommendations for brands to look at or stay away from in purchasing pads/rotors are welcome, too!
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EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby RayThom » Fri May 25, 2018 4:21 am

BoSoxGal wrote:Oh and any recommendations for brands to look at or stay away from in purchasing pads/rotors are welcome, too!

Almost all after-market brake parts are reliable but prices can vary quite a lot. I suspect Rock Auto will be cheapest but it's mail order. A few years ago I put new rotors and brakes all around on my '10 Forte that I bought from Pep Boys -- "on sale." I went with their ProStop brand -- four rotors were $16 each, front metallic pads $13, rears $10. Replacement took me about two hours. BTW -- as I compressed the pistons the fluid reservoir went back to 'full' so I didn't have a need to bleed the system.

Recently I rotated my tires and, as usual, I checked the brake and there was still plenty of surface visible -- easily a 6 rating. That said, don't shy away from Pep Boys if they quote you a good price. Auto Zone is good, Advance is good but always more expensive. Regardless, if you buy a bunch of parts ask the manager to give you a discount. They'll usually comply.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby MG McAnick » Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm

I have found that cheap rotors tend to warp prematurely. I usually go with AutoZone's or O'Reilly's next step up. I've never had a customer complaint about them. Pep Boys pulled out of the local market several years ago.

I buy a lot of stuff from http://www.RockAuto.com too, but the weight of brake rotors causes high shipping costs. Put them in your shopping cart, and then click on "calculate shipping". You can always delete them from your cart.

I have saved as much as 2/3 the cost of locally sourced parts on Rock Auto parts. I've never gotten a bad part from them, although I have Ford blend door actuator sitting on my work bench in a box clearly labeled "door lock actuator". I'm not sure how that happened, but the part was $16 opposed to $45 from AZ. Mercedes motor mounts $26 each X2. AZ, $75. At least their boxes were correctly labeled.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby Jarlaxle » Fri May 25, 2018 9:44 pm

It might be as simple as the warm, dry weather has your brakes covered with dust. I know that lately, my (white) car is covered with dust after only a couple hours.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby Jarlaxle » Fri May 25, 2018 9:49 pm

BoSoxGal wrote:Oh and any recommendations for brands to look at or stay away from in purchasing pads/rotors are welcome, too!


Like MG, I like RA...though, yes, rotors are pricey to ship.

Failing that, I like Auto Zone's Duralast-rotors are only $30 each. Duralast pads are $22. I wouldn't use the Valucraft pads. The last time I did brakes, shipping costs meant that local purchase was cheaper than Rock Auto.

If you go to Auto Zone, try this:
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby BoSoxGal » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 pm

I fractured my lateral malleolus and 5th metatarsal in a household accident a few days before New Year’s Day; the vehicle hasn’t been started since as I won’t be able to drive for 5 more weeks, minimum.

My question is, do I just let it sit, or on what schedule should it be started up and run a bit? Taking it for a ride isn’t likely, so I’m looking for an idling schedule, unless it’s better to just let it sit.

Thanks in advance for automotive advice; no need to compliment my mobility shortcomings, although my ortho says it takes special talent to break an ankle and foot bone at the same time just while walking (usually happens in MVAs).
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby Crackpot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:18 pm

Id be most concerned about the battery. problem is idling is not the best for recharging
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby wesw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:21 pm

well, mg mechanic or BP or jarl, or Datsun might know more...., but....

...my truck sat for three years and it runs so I will chime in.

the biggest obstacle to a car sitting today is the friggin ethanol in your gasoline. don t get me started.....

I tried to start my truck every two weeks (but usually it was every month....)

when you do start it, let it idle until it reaches full operating temperature, and babysit it and watch the temp gauge just in case there is some coolant or oil issue that pops up....

there are condensation issues if you just start it for a minute....




the gas in the carb bowl will lacquer up the fastest, imo. but you probably have feul injection.


also, having a full tank of gas will make it last longer without going bad, as there will be less oxygen In the tank.

but really, for just 5 weeks you could probably just do nothing and be fine, but I would start it now and then anyway.
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EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby RayThom » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 pm

There's not a lot to do here. Start it up a few times a week just to "blow it out" OR do nothing and in five weeks -- or so -- if it doesn't start call AAA for a jump.

How is the antifreeze mixture?
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby BoSoxGal » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:59 pm

It’s got a 50/50 premixed antifreeze and I can check levels and top off if necessary. The gas tank is fairly full, 3/4? The battery is 3 years old and has performed well; I’ve got AAA and a good mechanic down the road so maybe I’ll just leave it sit unless it has to be moved for snow removal.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby wesw » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:13 am

sounds like a plan.

don t forge to gently stretch that bad wheel as it heals. not much at first, you want the bones to set, but after that you need to rip a little muscle tissue every coupe of days to keep mobility.

I hope you heal nicely.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby BoSoxGal » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:37 am

Thanks; as some folks here might recall, I broke the other ankle 12 years ago this month, and it was the plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis after the bone healed that really made my life miserable - for over a year! So I am mindful to stretch as much as possible. I’m also being super careful these first few weeks, as my ortho tells me the 5th metatarsal is prone to displacement and poor healing - right now mine is perfectly aligned so I’m being ridiculously careful about keeping the boot on and staying off it as much as possible. Next scans are tomorrow and hopefully everything is still nice & straight!
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby Jarlaxle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 pm

BoSoxGal wrote:It’s got a 50/50 premixed antifreeze and I can check levels and top off if necessary. The gas tank is fairly full, 3/4? The battery is 3 years old and has performed well; I’ve got AAA and a good mechanic down the road so maybe I’ll just leave it sit unless it has to be moved for snow removal.

That. Idling isn't good for it, especially in cold weather. If possible, a shot of Sta-Bil in the gas might help.
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Re: EGR Vacuum Modulator

Postby Jarlaxle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:41 pm

BoSoxGal wrote:Thanks; as some folks here might recall, I broke the other ankle 12 years ago this month, and it was the plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis after the bone healed that really made my life miserable - for over a year! So I am mindful to stretch as much as possible. I’m also being super careful these first few weeks, as my ortho tells me the 5th metatarsal is prone to displacement and poor healing - right now mine is perfectly aligned so I’m being ridiculously careful about keeping the boot on and staying off it as much as possible. Next scans are tomorrow and hopefully everything is still nice & straight!


Do you need me to come down and duct tape things in place? :nana
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