Disc Removal

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Disc Removal

Post by artic-steel » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:42 pm

My BX failed it's MOT today on worn front discs & a split O/S CV boot, I removed the nearside disc no problem but the offside one is solid, i can't budge it, any tips?

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Post by Mr B » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:48 pm

Give the contact area between the disc and the hub a soak with Plusgas or similar, then give it a clout with a hammer. Take care not to miss and belt anything else :shock:

I take it you've removed the locating screws, yes of course you have :wink:
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Post by artic-steel » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:50 pm

Yes,they both sheared, oddly enough both N/S locating screws came out easy as well, i will go & soak it then leave it overnight

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Post by Vanny » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:44 pm

Alternatively remember the old discs are disposable so you can grind them to death or cook them to death!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:21 am

Big hammer, you know :twisted: it makes sense
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:38 am

My old Cavalier discs were solid on too.

I started with a block of wood and hammer, in the end i resorted to a huge lump hammer and no block of wood. They shifted in the end.
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Post by jeremy » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:32 pm

I had the same problem with mine many years ago. Just a question of having enough courage to wallop it with a lump hammer.

BE CAREFUL - in theory the disc could shatter and you should protect yourself from the shrapnel that might be around. This means goggles and possibly some other protection for your body and head.

When the disc is off make sure that the hub face is very clean and flay (no rust) before you fit the new disc - so that it sits flat.

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Post by artic-steel » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:44 pm

It's off, a puller,alot of heat & a big hammer did the job eventually

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Post by tim leech » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:34 pm

Goodo, theres no substitution for brute force and a big hammer!

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:39 pm

tim leech wrote:Goodo, theres no substitution for brute force and a big hammer!
Oh yeah,my favourite tool is a big hammer :D :D :D :D :D My daughter says"whack it daddy"when I laugh,she says"No,whack it daddy,it always works" :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by tim leech » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:13 pm

:shock:

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Post by Adam » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:18 pm

I'll get you a BIG hammer from work!!!!!! :twisted:
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