Top of the day to everybody :) . 100 Degrees yesterday, 100 Deg. today. My 81' GMC truck brake warning light came on yesterday, pedal keeps fading. OEM calls for DOT#3 Brake fluid & to change it out every 100 K miles. Dot #3 is corrosive by nature & absorbs moisture / water into the fluid making it have a lower boiling point.
I have been using a Turkey Baster to drain the reservoir on occasion when it gets fouled dirty. Valvoline makes a new DOT #3 & #4 witch is silicone fluid based w/ a much higher boiling point & does not absorb moisture.
2 Hours on hands & knees to degrease & pressure-wash the front undercarriage, & me lol, now that is is clean & grease / dirt free I won't contaminate the system when I open it :)
R- Front Caliper bleed valve has been stuck for 5 yrs now...., time to change the brake pads, caliper, re-pack the wheel bearings, grease the front end, fix inside rear-view mirror, adjust headlight, put new steering wheel cover on, fix air bags / Air-Ride suspension, adjust carberator again, & then Sierra will be riding like my ole' El Dorado.
I have had Sierra 15 or so years.When I first bought her, I thought she was ugly & had a 1bbl. little 6 4.1 L motor = slow, but she is not slow. Sierra has never broken down on the road. She is still not much to look at. Sierra is fully custom, inside & under. I can work on her, I know her like the back of my R. hand. She gets 27 mpg City & 36 mpg Hwy. I am on my second set of Michelin tires. Sierra has over 350,000 miles now, that's more than many new cars you can buy today. I pay less $ for insurance than anybody I know. She has been payed for since I bought her. LOL, she is a good grocery-getter'. :)
♫ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pEogdn45ic ♪ My horse has a name, It is Sierra & She took me to the Sierra Mountains 5 yrs ago in Cali. to prospect for gold. Now Sierra will be taking me to Ouachita Mountains (Arkansas) to dig for Quartz / Tourmaline / Diamonds soon :). HAGD/WE = Have A Great Day / Week End Ya'll