What started out as a normal brake job is turning into a big thing with my spider on blocks and spring weather upon us
I started out replacing the disc pads (Italian metalic-IAP) on the brakes. Noticing the rotors were rather thin and decided to install cross-drill/slotted rotors front and rear (Centerline). Of course there was the re-packing of the front bearings, brake line bleeding and the lot. Then I discovered one of the caliper piston rubber boot was torn
, so should I replace all 8 of them on the 4 calipers?
When I removed the right rear rotor, I noticed the emergency brake pads were wet with oil, and the drum has evidence of oil leak. The only thing I can think of is the factory sealed bearing oil seal is leaking from the axle. Besides ordering new drum brake pads and cleaning the brake system, what can I do about the oil leak on the right rear axle
Also noticed the fabric limit strap has one layer torn/broken. Should I replace them on all 4 corners? Is it a big job
And I noticed there is oil on the differentials housing
. I had the U-joint/donut/drive shaft support bearing replaced a year ago. I assumed the seal into the differentials housing was replaced then. Where else can the oil come from?
I bought this Alfa to learn to work on it. But I didn't bargain for all these at once. Wonder what else can go wrong? The car has been a garage queen all winter, and is dying to be driven in this gorgeous spring weather
. Thanks for all the help in advance.
86 Spider Veloce-84k miles-2nd owner. Never in snow or rain!