Nope. Plain old rusto. The paint was light where the pad rides; I attempted to avoid it as much as possible but overspray is going to happen. The pads clear the paint quickly and the drive back cleaned any paint stuck on the pads by time I was back. If it was the front axle or both axles, I would have done it differently, but for just the rear axle, it isn't the big deal some like to make it.What's up with the paint on the brake rotors ?....is it something special that doesn't pollute the brake pads?
I think you just did a bad job. :rofl:Since I park in the same spot high up in the parking deck next to my apartment (spot most visible from bedroom window), I've noticed it has decided to leak oil again around the RMS area. While that could be the end of the world, I'm fairly certain it is the pan gasket leaking and not the RMS. The leak is coming from the passenger side of the rear pan, soaking the starter, but the area under the RMS is still clean. I was extremely careful with the RMS install and don't think I possibly could have f'd it up. However, the pan install was a little more reckless (that pan is awkward as hell to install alone). I'm not positive it was seated properly on the rear bearing cap either. I was just tired of working on it and needed it out of the garage that night. Overall, it's not as significant as the old RMS leak and I should have time after this Summer Session to fix it right.
I also noticed this morning that the Dorman Cam Position Sensor that came with the Synchronizer started acting up again, cutting out on just-recently-started acceleration. Coincidentally, a storm yesterday brought a cold front through last night and it's rather cold. It stopped cutting out the first time when we hit sunny, 80deg weather every day. So looks like the Dorman unit isn't a fan of the cold. Luckily there is still plenty of summer to go.