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Post by kiwi » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:52 am

Not saying how to suck eggs because you probably have had the wheels off and looked anyways?

But if you aint are you sure its not just a faulty Brake Warning Light Cable? Lost count hte amount of time thought sod it new brakes when it was just the sensor.
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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:24 am

docchevron1472 wrote:It's still doing that?
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Er, you going to Stratford Stu?
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Yes, it's been a bit of a marathon getting hold of parts! I'm not too worried for the moment - I'm still getting between 40-45mpg (apart from that tankful I mentioned on BXP, which included a grind through central London) so it can only be a little drip.

I *think* David has now collected all the parts to convert it to a Bosch setup. Fun job for Stratford, maybe? 90% yes I'll be there.

Kiwi: I haven't had the wheels off yet, no. I live on a reasonably busy and very narrow street and I have no off-street parking. As a pair of pads only costs about £17 from GSF I bought them anyway - if I discover on Sunday, on mnde's nice, safe driveway, that it was just a sensor I'll keep them in stock. I will definitely need them some day!

As an aside, I once got pads fitted to the CX (no idea why I didn't do it myself). A while later I was under the car for some other reason, and noticed that the cables for the warning light were cut. Hm... I rather suspect I was charged for new pads, when the old ones were actually fine and the cables just got the snip.

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Post by stuart_hedges » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:54 pm

Balls, balls, balls.

Finally, I'm home when it's not raining (don't worry, apart from the trip to Oxfordshire I haven't used the car at all) and got the wheels off for a quick look. Driver's side - absolutely fine. Loads of wear left.

Passenger side - not so much The inner pad isn't so bad, but the outer one has worn down to the sensor. I have a sticking caliper :(

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Post by demag » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:46 pm

Oh not so bad then. If you put pads on you should be able to free the caliper at the same time.

I paid about £16 ish for front pads of GSF a month back. Proper ones as well not cheap rubbish. :D
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Post by stuart_hedges » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:38 pm

Ya reckon?

Last time I had this trouble, the garage insisted on a new caliper - on that occasion I'd had new pads fitted and they were destroyed within about 200 miles. It's obviously not that bad this time around - do they ever free off just by winding them back?

Don't forget I only have the roadside to work on and limited tools...

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:14 pm

When Ken sorted out my caliper, he used some wd40 to get them moving & then used some grease to ensure they didnt seize again, not had any probs since. I think he may have even used a hammer to get them to move, they were stuck on that tight :shock:
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:20 pm

Sounds like your caliper sliders are sticking, usual cure is like Mulley says.

Only if they're well and truly stuffed are you likely to need a new caliper, Oh and it's copper grease by the way and not too much.
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:33 pm

When Ken sorted out my caliper, he used some wd40 to get them moving & then used some grease to ensure they didnt seize again, not had any probs since. I think he may have even used a hammer to get them to move, they were stuck on that tight :shock:
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:23 am

Interesting echo that, 19 mins later :lol:
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:06 pm

That's very weird that :?
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Post by CitroXim » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:18 pm

MULLEY wrote:That's very weird that :?
Indeed it is. I've noticed over the years that both this and the FCF often play up a bit at 8PM. The FCF ran really slowly for a bit around 8.

Why I don't know unless somethings else that runs on the host suddenly kicks into life at this time and eats up all the processing power.

Eastenders Fan Club forum perhaps?
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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:41 pm

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