My bus is leaking (pouring) out brake fluid, so right now it's not really safely drivable.
A shop quoted me approximately $1700 for the job, saying I needed new
-rear brake shoes
-backing plate assembly(?)
I don't really trust the motives nor competence of the shop, they didn't mention anything about my brake lines, which I did my own investigation and found that was the largest leak in the system. The bus sat in the weather for years before my purchase and the brake lines are all rusty and I believe need to be replaced entirely. In fact, I think maybe I need to replace everything but my master cylinder. I'm not a mechanic though, and while a friend who is a mechanic said he'd help me do the brake job itself, he also said to call him when I have all the parts. So now that's what I'm working on.
So first question, this thing.
I cleaned off a little section that had a number printed under it.
I then searched that number online. I found this on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxibrake-341A1 ... 48&vxp=mtr
Is that the same thing?
Is that just for the parking brake, which appears to be working fine? It also appears to be leaking brake fluid, though slowly - you can see in the first picture that it's covered in moisture. That moisture is brake fluid.
Please edumacate, and thank you for your time.