Bodsy's Brake Bible

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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by CDS » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:27 am

And I'll take a mere 10% for the inspiration :lol:


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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by hangman3 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi,
I have just replaced for new the pads, discs & shoes on the rear (all Mintex). When adjusting up, I find that when turning with the torque wrench I get 46Nm on part of the turn, nearly 70 on another part & at one small part 38. Is this ok or should it be even all round? When all adjusted, it feels to very stiff when turning by hand as if binding. As well as the new parts, I have had to renew the gears in the module as on my first attempt the shoes disintegrated & caused the module to jam (fake parts I guess from Ebay) & in turn snap a tooth off one of the gears. Are there any special things to do now that the Module has been taken to bits?


So 2 questions to answer here please.



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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by anglefire » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:46 pm

I've no idea - but @Bodsy might have a better idea.


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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by hangman3 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:43 pm

anglefire wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:46 pm
I've no idea - but @bodsy might have a better idea.
Maybe, but I don't have the option of contacting him. Could you let him know please?



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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by anglefire » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:37 pm

I should have done that in my previous post, but I cocked it up. Should work now especially if I do it again @Bodsy


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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by XDAndy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:55 pm

Is there not something in the guide on giving the brake drum a good bang all round with a rubber mallet to make sure the shoes release properly?

Read somewhere else that if the binding isn’t even then the shoes could be misaligned, perhaps during fitting, but that could be wrong.

Just adjusted mine for the first time and it was pretty even all the way round.

On that note, for the 6 months I’ve had the car the hand brake has always made a ‘neeeeeeeeeeewww’ sound when being applied, and figured that was just normal.

Now it’s adjusted, and wow! Almost silent.

Now makes me wonder if I’ve been hearing it ‘screech’ all this time!

Thank god for Bodsy.



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Re: Bodsy's Brake Bible

Post by hangman3 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:18 pm

its all sorted now cheers.



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