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Old 12-09-2003, 07:11 AM
Ken300D Ken300D is offline
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That sorta looks like heat damage to the old rubber boot.

If so, that could be caused by a jammed caliper piston. I had one do that on the 1987 300D and ended up with new Lucas calipers from FastLane. They were nice.

So, did you have any burning brake smell? When my caliper started locking I would get burning brake smell and some grabbing when the pads got hot.

I think you should probably monitor that caliper condition when you have the chance. Keep an eye on the pads and the new dust boot.

1982 300D at 351K miles
1984 300SD at 217K miles
1987 300D at 370K miles
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