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Re: Front discs

#31 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:23 pm

Rover dave wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:55 pm
All bushes checked all nuts bolts checked for tightness / damage , shims have never been there . Where can I get them ? and will the damage to pads/ discs now be done? :S
Look in either the Haynes manual or Rimmer Bros' website, aftermarket pads don't come with shims, Rimmers can supply, but beware of the dreaded P&P charges, alternatively ring up Xpart and get a discount if you're a member of the club! :) even without probably cheaper, you will have to buy another set of pads I expect to get the shims. Pad backing plates may need filing to get a sliding fit, possibly that's how the shims got lost in the first place. Reassemble with copper slip or alternative anti-squeal lube.
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Re: Front discs

#32 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:04 pm

Sitting on the downstairs throne yesterday reading a copy of Practical Classics :cool and my eyes alighted on a piece about servicing brakes. They actually advise against using silicone grease on the pins sliders, instead use either Copper Slip or this XP product pushed by Edd China, or an alternative! :)
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Re: Front discs

#33 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:31 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:04 pm
Sitting on the downstairs throne yesterday reading a copy of Practical Classics :cool and my eyes alighted on a piece about servicing brakes. They actually advise against using silicone grease on the pins sliders, instead use either Copper Slip or this XP product pushed by Edd China, or an alternative! :)
Copper grease is appalling advice from them-it goes sticky after a short period, which isn’t exactly ideal on something you want to move freely.
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Re: Front discs

#34 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:14 pm

Red rubber grease for brakes.
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Re: Front discs

#35 Post by carfixmobile » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:29 pm

+ 1 for red rubber grease. It does not deform the rubber seals on the sliders/pins.

Use it on all of my cars now instead of copper grease .

Have recently tried silicon grease as an experiment on the sliders/pins. Will see how this works long term.

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Re: Front discs

#36 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:21 pm

If you buy a calliper repair kit, then a sachet of silicone grease came with it, so it was obviously meant for the pins, I've always used copper slip on the pad backing plates, however I will investigate this red rubber grease that I have to confess I haven't heard of!




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