On the F150 2wd the only way to turn the rotor is to take it somewhere that has the lathe that can turn them on the vehicle, usually the dealer. So its easier to buy new, works out price wise just about the same. I understand that 4x4's have the normal slip off rotor up front.Can you get drilled and slotted rotors turned? The ones that were on my 4 runner (I know, right??), were warped horribly and I replaced them with the standard wearever ones from advance. Can my old ones be turned down on a lathe or not?
Guess it depends on the brand?I wouldn't get drilled rotors (google 'cracked drilled rotors'). Slotted is OK but really no reason to not just get blanks (unless you want the look).
When you have a rubber part that might be 17 years old, it's probably a "better safe than sorry" sort of repair.Replaced the serpentine belt and idler pulley in my Insight. The belt was squeaking, and though it probably just needed adjustment (no cracks on the belt), the pulley and belt together were under $10 for name-brands. Total time to install was about 15 minutes and required a 10mm and an 8mm socket. Not sure if these were the originals in the car from 17 years ago.
Installed a backup camera in my housemate's '08 TSX today.
The trunk-inhabiting nav system in the '06-'08 TSX (and some matching Honda Accords) already has a camera/DVD hookup, so it was a relatively simple matter of cutting a wire notch in the license plate light housing, splicing a couple wires for power and running a composite video cable up the trunk hinge, then plugging a couple wires into the right pins on the unused connector.
Plus a few zip-ties. Love those zip ties.
This is the camera: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GMC8QXI/
Pretty sure the "170" FOV is more like 135.
I think I got it ok, but will probably need to adjust the camera up or down so it's "just right" once the housemate has driven it around a bit.
Also, had some trouble with the quick-splice connectors popping loose the first couple times I slammed the trunk lid. There may be some soldering in my future.