Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 19:01:25 -0400
From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Changing brake pads on a C900


In 1988 or some year like that the Classic 900s changed brakes so you don't have to wind the pistons in. In 1987 they moved the emergency/parking brake to the rear wheels. I had a 1986 and watched the emissions testers put the front wheels on the rollers and very deliberately yank up on the parking brake - and wonder why the car stalled. With 1987 model on, the parking brake on the rear wheels lets you pull hand brake turns. On the flip side, I have recently watched the emissions tester very carefully put the front wheel of my rear wheel drive Volvo on the rollers - I stopped them before they put the car into the wall :-) Grunff wrote: > 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! > > > Have you wound the piston in? >

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