|Gathering at the (in)famous 2002 Ouray FSJ Invasion|
One lunch hour, I inspected the rear diff for fluid. It was full and clear as the day I put it in. So the rear is probably ok. I also filled up the transfer case which was low by 1.5 qt. Mostly because the 'case leaks like a sieve. The noise remained.
Couple days later, again during lunch, I inspected my front hubs and wheel bearings only to discover the front brake pads looking mighty thin. And passenger bearings scored.
That night, I ordered pads, caliper hardware and a bearing set online. My wife took the rotors in the next morning, got the parts, but was told they don't turn rotors at that store. A trip to O'Reilly later that evening revealed the rotors were too thin to turn.
I didn't want to further delay by getting rotors that would require a machine shop to install. But nobody seemed to have rotor/hub assemblies in stock. One place could get them the next day, though.
Notice how the time is just sliding away. A day here, day there. Pretty soon, there's only a week left!
The parts came in on time, thankfully. The races were already installed in the hubs saving time and cussing. By Saturday night I had everything back together. I rotated tires at lunch today. I'm crossing my fingers for the test drive.