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More Joys of Car Ownership

Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2009 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Cars

Just when I thought I had seen the last of the car issues for a while, the brake light in the MINI came on again. I did the front brake pads myself in November 2007, followed by the rear pads last April.

By the looks of it, the rear passenger side caliper is stuck. The replacement part costs about $180 and I’d need to order two new rear pads also, which cost $85. A MINI-owning friend of mine says I could do the installation myself, but it would require bleeding the brakes, which I’m not sure I want to do myself.

The rear pad is worn down to about 2-3mms, so I’ll need to get it fixed soon (the other three pads are all still fine). Too bad I don’t live close enough to my job to walk or drive – cars are really starting to get on my nerves…

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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