Started by Trebordoody, August 1, 2021, 12:15
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Quote from: Trebordoody on March 15, 2022, 22:46Thanks for the advice shnazzle!The handbrake is "near the end of travel" according to another MOT advisory, so I was just going to adjust the cable nut under the centre console like some others have.However, sounds like your method also adjusts things. Will the handbrake go back to where it was before (near end of travel) or will it correct things and go back to a few clicks? I guess I'll find out either way!!
Quote from: shnazzle on March 15, 2022, 22:50Depends on whether the person that did your brakes last time set them properly. If not, it'll tighten it up. If thye did, then sadly there is another issue. Either on the caliper side or cable.The adjustment in the center console is the final step of adjustment. Last resort kind of thing. But, if the cable is stretched then it's definitely the way forward
Quote from: Topdownman on May 7, 2022, 11:16Good work with the brakes.Isnt the smaller 3rd bag supposed to go in the middle?If your passengers are struggling with their hair, there is always the Bjorn Borg approach...
Quote from: Trebordoody on June 6, 2022, 22:57Won't learn if I don't try...!!!
Quote from: Trebordoody on June 7, 2022, 09:36Thanks @Joesson, Carolyn did indeed mention both belt types (I have a non-AC one on the way) and taking a route photo, so fingers crossed I won't blow anything up!
Quote from: Joesson on June 7, 2022, 19:39I believe I am correct in saying that as this is an auxiliary belt, driven by a pulley on the end of the crank shaft, it drives by friction of the belt the alternator, air con pump if fitted, and the water pump.This means that there is nothing to "blow up", unlike a toothed cam belt that if incorrectly fitted can cause some damage!
Quote from: Trebordoody on August 8, 2022, 10:02And it didn't blow up @Joesson !
Quote from: Trebordoody on August 8, 2022, 09:59I found I have a partially seized front caliper (slighting binding was an MOT advisory) so I checked it and struggled to push the piston back in. So I think I need a set of refurbs soon. I've already done the back one that had completely seized so I'm wondering whether just to replace all the rest at the same time and be done with them. No injuries this time!
Quote from: Joesson on August 8, 2022, 13:43And I 'm very pleased to hear (or not hear) that.I note you've replaced your rear brake calipers and are now pondering what to do with the fronts.Having recently worked on my brakes , (slightly binding MOT advisory) and suspension I can say that my rears were quite well stuck and with all the parts and tools needed to refurb them I also opted for new.The fronts were less stuck but did take some time and effort to clean up, repaint and fit new pistons and seals. There was a cost saving but only because I had the brake cleaner (I did buy a bottle of methylated spirit to give the components an initial clean) zinc and high temp silver paints for painting in stock and, importantly, I didn't charge myself for my labour!Remember though you will have the OE pad carriers that would look out of place with new calipers unless you clean and paint them.I also took the opportunity to replace the flexible hoses.Enjoy.
Quote from: thetyrant on August 8, 2022, 14:07Ive got a pair of good recent refurbed front calipers in my garage somewhere, they were refurbed for the guy i got them off but he never used them, i put one on for a quick test for couple of miles as suspected one of mine wasnt working correctly, turned out it was fine and another issue so took the refurbed one back off for when it was really needed, never happened and car has been gone awhile now so if your interested i will dig them out and think on a price, but will be sensible
Quote from: Trebordoody on August 10, 2022, 17:38Thanks @Joesson, I might give this a go. I already cleaned and painted the calipers a while back and the piston on this one was a little stiff when I changed the pads and discs, but its obviously got worse over the last few months. I have brake cleaner too, and I see a replacement piston and seals are available if needed and only ~£35, but I seem to recall that you needed some specific tools to remove the pistons etc - is that not the case? Or is that only for the rears. I can't seem to find a good "How To" on the forum for piston refurbs...!
Quote from: Joesson on August 10, 2022, 20:03Special tools are only needed for the rear calipers...