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Changed the pads of my car by myself

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Raffy.Roma, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    I was envious of my American TMC friends who changed the brake pads of their cars by themselves. So today I asked to Mariano, a friend of mine who is a professional car mechanical, to act as supervisor while I changed the brake pads of my mother's car.
    I performed the work of changing the brake pads well and eventually Mariano told me: "Congratulations Raffy. You made a good job" :cool:
     
  2. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    excellent and as you saw it was not too difficult. With two driving boys I get to practice a lot.
     
  3. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    Thank you David. And next week I am also going to change the oil and the filters to my car by myself (always under the supervision of Mariano).
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Nice going Raffy.

    When I read your post, for some reason this old joke popped into my head:

    Heaven Is Where:

    The French are the chefs
    The Italians are the lovers
    The British are the police
    The Germans are the mechanics
    And the Swiss make everything run on time

    Hell is Where:

    The British are the chefs
    The Swiss are the lovers
    The French are the mechanics
    The Italians make everything run on time
    And the Germans are the police
     
  5. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I do this several times a season on my track car. As you say it's actually very easy to do basic brake service.
     

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