Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Easier to wind pistion back if you open up the bleed valve and relieve the pressure. I know, did mine yesterday. Thanks goodness for my recently purchased Laser 1314 wind-back tool! Although it was still hard to get n/s to screw back and the tool kept slipping off the caliper!
Also fitted Goodridge hoses that have been lurking in a drawer in the garage for ages. (to rear only at the moment, will do fronts soon), and changed o/s handbrake cable that was badly corroded, worn where the clip had come off under the tank and didn't want to move much. This is caused brakes to bind slightly wearing pad out on drivers side. So new pads (Mintex) and rear discs.
The Mintex pads came with a peel off sticker. Underneath some sort of transparent tape on the pad backing plate. Trying them for now without copperslip or the Ceratec that came with the pads. If they squeak, then I'll take the caliper off and try the Ceratec.
I'll update my Hints&Tips doc on my greenserpent website very soon ...
HINT: If you are changing the brake hoses try this ... clamp the old hose and undo it at the caliper end. As the caliper was off to change the pads, this made it relatively easy. Fit the new hose to the caliper. Now release the upper end where it connects to the metal pipe, then reconnect the new hose at this end. Result, very little fluid loss.
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Last edited by gazza82; 29-08-11 at 11:11.