Rainy roadside, "lets move this now" situation. No one got hurt. She's a little shook up, more about the car than making an emergency stop. I got it back in less than half hour. Tale ensues.
Well now, that doesn't look right.
How I got it home at 10mph.
Guess she heard a humming, then a growling, then a horrible grinding. Pedal pressure fell off when she was pulling off that main road. Traffic was clear, luckily.
We'd just discussed that she'd read calipers can loosen on drilled and/or slotted rotors. I assured her I used Goku strength on all bolts. The missing tube of red loctite wouldn't matter because breaker bar, I said.
Well, it did f%&^ing matter because Jesus Balls what a close call. I wanna laugh at how subtle and stupid it is, but the bottom line is that I took a risk. A risk that was careless and moreover, needless. Please, learn from this. It could've been much worse than a scratched caliper.
I mean ..sh*t, man ..my kid rides in that car.
I dunno what to say besides I'll be taking an extra long pow-wow break tonight.. ..what a somber moment.