Put new handbrake pads in duck
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    Default Put new handbrake pads in duck

    One old one I found had caught the metal backing plate of the pad, on the anti rattle spring ,

    and was wearing quite crooked , the others were OK,

    also new rocker cover gaskets

    its a bit oily under there ,,,,,, although luckily the brakes are dry

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    can you change those brake cooling ducts, around the disks easily ????? cant see how they come off??

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    Yes, the brake cooling ducts can be changed. A bit fiddly with the disc in situ. They are more easily changed when you replace the discs. They are held in place with 11mm hex headed bolts into the gearbox. One word of advice, always stuff some old rags into them when undoing the bolts or replacing brake pads. If either are dropped, they disappear into the ducts (as you found with a handbrake pad).

    Buy yourself a bag of large (toddler) sized disposable nappies. They are excellent underneath the rocker covers when you remove them and also underneath the oil filter when it is removed. They absorb a lot of oil, but the plastic on the outside stops it leaking through.

    It is worthwhile degreasing the lower part of the engine and the metal tray undermeath the engine and gearbox from time to time. Overtime, the rubber pushrod seals leak oil, so it makes a mess under the engine.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Yes, the brake cooling ducts can be changed. A bit fiddly with the disc in situ. They are more easily changed when you replace the discs. They are held in place with 11mm hex headed bolts into the gearbox. One word of advice, always stuff some old rags into them when undoing the bolts or replacing brake pads. If either are dropped, they disappear into the ducts (as you found with a handbrake pad).

    Buy yourself a bag of large (toddler) sized disposable nappies. They are excellent underneath the rocker covers when you remove them and also underneath the oil filter when it is removed. They absorb a lot of oil, but the plastic on the outside stops it leaking through.

    It is worthwhile degreasing the lower part of the engine and the metal tray undermeath the engine and gearbox from time to time. Overtime, the rubber pushrod seals leak oil, so it makes a mess under the engine.

    John
    I actually just nipped the handbrake pads each up against the disk without bending it , or applying any force and the handbrake works good now , only damage is my kitchen tidy that I kicked , can replace that

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