BX Brake overhaul Questions.

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BX Brake overhaul Questions.

Post by M » Mon May 16, 2005 9:26 pm

My mechanicing ability isn’t brilliant – mind you I will have a good crack at most things. Presently the BX is in need of a new calliper and also two flexi hoses for its MOT. (Also bottom ball joints, but the garage can have the pleasure of those..) :twisted:

Despite a shonky calliper, I have just picked up a new (recon) one off ebay and plan to fit the lot this weekend. What I would like to know is, regarding the veritable LHM shower that I will no doubt get do I have to depressurise the system before undoing all the associated hoses etc? Or is it sufficient to have the car in “low” position and so long as my willing helper isn’t stomping on the brakes – will I remain fairly dry :?:

This is what I am attempting to get roadworthy..
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Post by Mr B » Mon May 16, 2005 10:36 pm

It is probably best to de-pressurise the system to be on the safe side. Thinking about it, when you break the circuit on a "normal" system, you will get a leak due to gravity. On a Cit there should be no gravity leakage or pressurised leak, otherwise the brakes would be on all the time.

If you want to bleed the brakes, press and hold down the pedal with a piece of wood to apply the brakes, then bleed at the calliper. No more shouts of On Off On Off! :wink:

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Post by M » Tue May 17, 2005 6:37 am

Thanks Dave - no more jam jars and DOT4! :D

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Post by Mr B » Tue May 17, 2005 6:45 am

Marty wrote:Thanks Dave - no more jam jars and DOT4! :D
Happy days :lol: Jumpers for goal posts and all that.........

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Post by Vanny » Wed May 18, 2005 12:41 am

Marty, is it road legal yet? you could bring it down at the weekend and do it!


If i get mine all sorted and insured etc im up for giving you a hand next week after work if you like?

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Post by M » Wed May 18, 2005 6:57 am

Is it road legal?

IS IT ROAD LEGAL???
:lol:
Dont make me laugh!

Seem to have been waiting since the beginning of time for a servicable calliper to finish the job off - only 3 braked wheels makes it a little dodgey.

Thats why I said the weekend of the 28th would be better for me as it SHOULD be done by then (otherwise Im in the twunting AX)

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed May 25, 2005 5:48 pm

Just got the last of the air out of my rear brakes, the final solution was a trip to the aquarium shop for a long length of tubing, I attached this to the rear bleed nipple, got my foot on the pedal and actually saw the bubbles come past me on their way to the reservoir, doing the other side the pipe blew off and liberally coated the whole wheelarch area with LHM, still it will hold the rot in check :lol:
When are we to see your BX rolling Marty?
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Post by M » Wed May 25, 2005 6:30 pm

See my post in the general BX section..... :wink: