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Old 03-22-2020, 07:36 PM   #51
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Weather was 70F and sunny today, time to check the front brake pads on my 1998. One of the pads was getting narrow, so I picked up a set of warranty replacement Wagner MX333 and installed them. Easy job; no, I did not do the rotors, they looked good and only have 247K on them !!!
Did you at least machine turn the rotors for a complete flat surface for the new brake pads?
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:50 PM   #52
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Did you at least machine turn the rotors for a complete flat surface for the new brake pads?

Nope. Rotors looked and felt good. That truck has the original drums as well, and has excellent braking.


I don't get rotors or drums turned unless there's a real need. The brake material is softer and wears to a perfect match to their surfaces, actually microscopically MORE surface area of contact this way.


I have had rotors turned on our 2005 Yukon when those were needed.



For my 1970 and 1971 VWs tough to find a shop that can handle those drums, so I just used 2 made-in-Germany drums 3 years ago on my 1970.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:39 PM   #53
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Took advantage of the Arizona virus slowdown and nice weather, swapped out the 4 shock absorbers on this (lifetime guaranteed). O'Reilly had ZERO record of the front shocks on their computers under my name, phone, number, or part number. But The Cuss had his receipt, and O'Reilly upgraded me at no charge to a better shock as the shock from 2012 has been discontinued.

The rear shocks were the factory ones, at 248K miles, but since I'd bought rear shocks at Autozone (across the street from O'Reilly) in 2015 for my 2004 Frontier, they swapped those out and upgraded me also at no charge.

The weird thing is - and I found this out in the past - the bottom mount on the front shocks is about 1mm too narrow for the new shocks, so I had to grind the lower shock mounts with the bench grinder.
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Damn, I never save the receipts lol
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:49 PM   #55
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Damn, I never save the receipts lol

Damn, you should.


Actually, I've never had any issues with O'Reilly before, and even the old Checker Auto receipts are in their system. But not this one (or its warranty replacement) for some strange reason.


I did have a similar issue after a blow-out once with Discount Tire, when I was 100 miles away from home so no receipt with me, no record of the purchase in their system by my name or phone number. But I had a receipt in that truck showing a warranty repair on one of those tires, so Discount was really confused, but knew they couldn't warranty a tire that had never originally be purchased. So they relented.
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Old 05-02-2020, 06:35 AM   #56
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I will generally save the receipts for parts that are major, or you can't confirm by looking. Not oil changes or tune up stuff, though. Anything major, yes.

I buy 90% of parts through Advance Auto and I have an account there. They have all the sales for years back on me. The rest of the time I generally use Nissan Parts or Rockauto. Reason I always try Advance first is because I have their top level Perks Account there and get all these 20-30 percent off-your-total-order coupons every month, plus the five bucks off almost anything Speed Perk coupons. LOL they even sent me a hat and cleaning supplies once in the mail. You get the Speed Perk coupons from them when you buy something over fifty bucks or whatever, and they're good for six months. You can even COMBINE them together for TWO discounts on the same order.

And besides...I live right behind the store and know the manager. He drives a red Titan.
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Old 05-02-2020, 12:31 PM   #57
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Most of my adult life I have endeavored to keep my receipts. By no intent on my part though, I always experience a phenomenon I like to call the "Magic Receipt File" In this filing system, receipts, if under $7.99, will remain for YEARS. Any receipts for stereos, appliances, any big ticket items, will begin rapid disintegration, first the date of purchase, then the vendor, then the price disappear. Soon the paper medium will apparently gasify and become part of the ether that permeates the atmosphere. This magic makes me grateful that Oreilly keeps track of my purchases,
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