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Grit dog wrote:

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I did them all at around 70,000 miles. Pads only as its a waste of money for any of the rest of that stuff unless you ruin a rotor or a caliper sticks. These F-350s have a bad history of seizing up Calipers but mine has 167,000mi on it and just had one seize about a month ago. I use the best pads at Auto Zone because of lifetime warranty. I do my own work and my 1994 Blazer has had free Auto Zone brakes several times over the years.


Well Likely why you see caliper lock ups. Good brake job is replace pads, turn rotors, rebuild calipers, and flush fluid.


Are you related to Les Schwabs?
Now I know how they can oversell their brake jobs so handily. People actually believe this stuff…

Pads, 10-4.
Rotors, if needed.
Calipers, when needed.


Funny!

Always turn rotors when adding new pads IMHO


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Posted: 07/17/21 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve owned 3 F350 DRW trucks each tow more than half the miles on the odometer and never serviced brakes before 50-60,000 miles.





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

ferndaleflyer wrote:

I did them all at around 70,000 miles. Pads only as its a waste of money for any of the rest of that stuff unless you ruin a rotor or a caliper sticks. These F-350s have a bad history of seizing up Calipers but mine has 167,000mi on it and just had one seize about a month ago. I use the best pads at Auto Zone because of lifetime warranty. I do my own work and my 1994 Blazer has had free Auto Zone brakes several times over the years.


Well Likely why you see caliper lock ups. Good brake job is replace pads, turn rotors, rebuild calipers, and flush fluid.


Are you related to Les Schwabs?
Now I know how they can oversell their brake jobs so handily. People actually believe this stuff…

Pads, 10-4.
Rotors, if needed.
Calipers, when needed.


Funny!

Always turn rotors when adding new pads IMHO

Well have turned my own wrenches forever. I have “rebuilt” a lot of calipers in my time, pop the pistons, clean, replace “O” ring put back piston and dust boot and install easy peasy.
Had one with a nicked bore, that gouged the plastic piston! Replaced piston and ground the gouge smooth.


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^Totally. Rebuilding calipers and wheel cylinders is not difficult. It’s also not done a lot anymore.
Just to reel this back in, we’re talking about a truck that should need nothing for a long time still, right?


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