back brake pads destroyed!!

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budd
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Re: back brake pads destroyed!!

Post by budd » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am

sirch345 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Very interesting to hear what you have found. Not a brilliant idea though if you can reassemble the caliper out of alignment IMHO.

As you say though, keep an eye on it,

Chris.
the 2 sides of the caliper are sealed with O rings and held together with M8 bolts but there are no locating pins so you get a small amount of free play around the bolts holes which allows it to be assembled slightly out of alignment, like I said it's my fault for not checking the pad retaining pin went through straight/square and pads were all free and not under any pressure. I think in the future I'll reassemble it all with the pins, pads etc and then release the main bolts the 2 halfs should then align themselves, once I'm happy they can torqued up to the required value, at the end of the day you it's a lesson learn'd.
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Re: back brake pads destroyed!!

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:17 pm

budd wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am
sirch345 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Very interesting to hear what you have found. Not a brilliant idea though if you can reassemble the caliper out of alignment IMHO.

As you say though, keep an eye on it,

Chris.
the 2 sides of the caliper are sealed with O rings and held together with M8 bolts but there are no locating pins so you get a small amount of free play around the bolts holes which allows it to be assembled slightly out of alignment, like I said it's my fault for not checking the pad retaining pin went through straight/square and pads were all free and not under any pressure. I think in the future I'll reassemble it all with the pins, pads etc and then release the main bolts the 2 halfs should then align themselves, once I'm happy they can torqued up to the required value, at the end of the day you it's a lesson learn'd.
Good to know about things like this, certainly something I'll be watching out for on the next brake caliper service I do where this could happen.

Chris.
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