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Doing a simple front brake job on a 2019 Subaru Forester using OEM parts. Napa screwed me out of the parts I ordered from them but that's ok. I like the OEM stuff 😁
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98 thoughts on “’19 subaru forester: front brake job – oem parts”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Professor Simon Holland says:

    your clear and wonderful film almost makes me think… 'I could do that'… thanks South Main Auto team.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mauro Zedda says:

    Car is probably rot after 2 years..

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Chivers says:

    Eric why don't you ever wear a face mask when you grind and blow out breaks ? You can see the amount of crap that comes off and is floating about in the video. It would be nice to have you and videos around for a while🙂 Regards Richard 🇬🇧

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave J says:

    I do a lot of work on my own vehicles and sometimes the odd friends.
    When I'm doing brakes I usually just unscrew the reservoir cap to release pressure which makes pushing pistons back that wee bit easier.
    Brakes don't need bled unless you let air into the system or you're doing a fluid change.
    Another great video bud.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr. Shorty says:

    Thanks Eric

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xantra (bakabeni) says:

    We're going to lose the shop!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael O says:

    Sounded like you were going to output some poop &/or laughter at the end Eric! 😂

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LOOK AT THIS !!! says:

    Very good

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Korey Smith says:

    Excellent brake job video. I always learn a little sump'n-sump'n. Can't get enough.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fmsteve1222 says:

    AAAAAAND… thats why napper isnt a sponsor

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lrrr Omicron Persei 8 says:

    I always use the brake fluid level as an indicator of how my brakes are.
    When I have new pads my fluid is full when it gets lower then it’s time to take the wheels of and inspect the pads etc.
    part of my weekly checks along with oil level, coolant level, and top off the screen wash I check the brake fluid level as well.
    I always found You shouldn’t need to top up your brake fluid between changes unless there’s a leak in the system and then you need to fix the leak and go through the whole system… 
    but that’s just me
    Now Eric has my 2 cents worth as well lol

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S B says:

    Honest Man with INTEGRITY! TOUGH TO FIND NOWADAYS! THANK YOU SIR!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Janis Rocans says:

    I usually feel when brakes are close to hitting brake wear indicator, like I loose confidence, no clue, what exactly it feels as I call mechanic to take a look and swap the pads and/or discs. Driving the same car every day teaches how the car behaves when healthy, any changes rises eyebrow. I drive an old Dieselgate Passat, a small practical car, trucks with open beds are not common here.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Judd says:

    Happy day when you work for free , bless your heart. I want a repair guy like you !!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Coruja Búho says:

    Hopefully, thumbs up and more comments cover for the loss on this job, Eric. 🙂 Awesome expert job as always!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wanda Meadows says:

    You sure are whining a lot in this video. Not used to all the crying.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cameradoctor says:

    You'll never get that Napa sponsorship now Eric 😉

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FreeusNow says:

    Hay..love the content..Mr..O..shot out from south texas.san antonio. May. you an your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. 🙏☝️👍👊

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ruley73 says:

    Generally speaking, for most applications OEM brake parts are overrated. Top-shelf aftermarket parts are as good or better in most cases. I cringe when I see non-coated rotors installed here in the rust belt. Most manufacturers have installed coated rotors at the factory for a few years.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Sarricchio says:

    Whats the music you play on the test drive? Love your show!! I learned a few things when doing my own breaks.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don R. says:

    Eric O, where’d your snow go? Love to watch your brake jobs much, much more than I care to do brake jobs

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin N says:

    If the parts people at the dealership do their job they would know all the parts you need for a brake job and would suggest the additional parts or supplies you might need (including brake cleaner). It often means more sales and makes some very happy customers especially when their transportation to the store is the vehicle they are going to work on.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Slingbart says:

    you obv have your own disc/drum cutter/lathe, that disc had a nice grind to it @;-D

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars x1tekja says:

    Love how you give those calipers a little turn before you pull them off to open the piston up just enough to release. It's really nice to see and learn so much from this channel.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nt650hawk says:

    Torque wrench for the lugs! What a pro!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ruben cruz says:

    I've just made it a practice to loosen the bleeder when compressing calipers just so that I don't push any gunk into the ABS module or other brake parts. Might be different in the rust belt since bleeders are likely seized.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bankhead_662 says:

    My 08 Tacoma has 170k and original brakes. You think I’m ready for a set of new ones yet? 😂 imma be honest they really haven’t even started squealing yet

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maxime Clermont says:

    Just replaced the rear calipers on my 2013 Outback last week because the guide pins were seized solid. I couldn't believe how rusty the pistons were!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Morris says:

    Did my father in law’s brakes this past summer. He was metal to metal. I didn’t think nothing of it. I closed the piston did the passenger side, went to the drivers side, closed the piston and brake fluid was pouring down. Because he kept topping off the fluids it was over full. I worried that I might have damaged something. Luckily I didn’t, or it doesn’t seem so anyway

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Rients says:

    I didn't expect you to replace the rotors. I thought that they looked good except for the rust around the edge and next to the hub. Good video.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Morris says:

    Can you shoot rustoleum on brake parts like that to buy some life span for them?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey C says:

    NAPA!!! 😠😡😮

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Scot says:

    The only brake system that bleeds out are air brakes.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Kaz says:

    I was just thinking "Man…I could really go for a SMA break job". Mr. O is a car whisperer and a mind reader!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Scot says:

    Most people are morons. What do you think happens when you release the brake pedal after using your brakes. The fluids back to the reservoir. Duh.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vic Ferrari’s garage says:

    Awesome

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Estrada says:

    Mr O why don't you use a dust mask when doing brakes ?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars twwtb says:

    But, but, but, on this car did you say the pedal was a bit spongy? That would indicate that a bleeding might be a good idea. Maybe not for a routine brake job.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graham Holmes says:

    Did I miss something… Where did nana drop the ball?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars First Last says:

    Maybe a dumb question, but if the pads don't freely move what forces them AWAY from the rotor when you stop braking?

    The piston isn't moving back right? It takes a ton of effort to compress it during a break change.

    And there's no spring/clip on the pads to move them away from the rotor when the piston isn't exerting force. So is it just the razor thin amount of brake pad that gets ground off with each stop and the gap it leaves that the rotor has to move within until next braking?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Abrams mobile auto repair says:

    That sucks you had to eat the cost difference but hey think of it like this, at least you can say your conscious is clean knowing you did the right thing. Does your Napa cover the cost difference for you? I have seen some Napas that are private owned that do when they know it is their fault.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrTonyPiscatelle says:

    Wheres all the snow ?