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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 07:51:29 +0100
From: Charles Christacopoulos <>
Subject: Re: Changing brake pads on a C900

Ben wrote: > Thanks for all the help with the leaky prob. > > Now got a brake prob - got the handbrake working by taking pads out, > cleaning everything up and adjusting as per the haynes manual. > > Couldn't get the new pads in though. I can get one pad in, but can't move > the sliding caliper far enough to get the other in! So I put the old pads > back in and it's all working, but they are shot and I would like to get the > new ones in before retest time on Thursday! > > Help! > > cheers > Ben > > Hi, This is because the indirect piston is stuck with rust on the cylinder. (indirect piston is the one which operates the sliding caliper. Wind back the piston as long as you keep increasing the gap. The trick is to try and use one new and one nearly new pad, and then keep changing them often. From memory I took a half worn pad out every year. It is easier to set the handbrake and pass the mot with thicker than thinner pads. If it helps at all. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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