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Member Since 24 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 06 2013 08:53 PM

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In Topic: 2004 Tdci Handbrake Travel

03 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

I bet the old right hand caliper must have come from an estate . The handbrake did work good with this set up

In Topic: 2004 Tdci Handbrake Travel

03 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

It's my old ones that both wind in anticlockwise . New calipers got from a company called j&r . They look like the 2004 and newer design . The old ones did work ok . Going to fit them again to see if handbrake will adjust . Back to old calipers now . The righ hand winds in anticlockwise as its supposed to so I set the slot facing away from the mark . The left side is wrong because it winds in anticlockwise as well so I presume I set the slot facing away on this one as well ?

In Topic: 2004 Tdci Handbrake Travel

03 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Up after an afternoon in the garage . Took calipers off , took off cables , wound in pistons again . Slid back heat shield . Put calipers on and pumped loads to set pads and piston . Connected handbrake and adjusted till the caliper arms had moved a mm or so . Pumped brakes then did the handbrake about 30 times . Still no adjustment happened. Went back to manual and slso looked at old calipers . Bingo think I found out what's wrong . My old pistons had a slotted side and a notched side . New calipers have got a notch both sides . I spoke to caliper company and they said they are the correct ones . So I have decided to put on old calipers and see what happens . BUT when I looked at old calipers I found something strange . They both wind in anticlockwise . Manual says left hand should be clockwise . So I double checked and yep both wind in anticlockwise . I thaught maybe they were both right handers but they arnt . Defo built for left and right. I can tell by the way the handbrake arm goes . I decided not to put them on yet . I think the left hand caliper must be off an estate so hence I got both wind in anticlockwise . If that's the case when I refit them do I line up both slots in position as the right hand . The slot down to the mark in stead of doing them opposite . Can anybody follow what I'm saying . Will they work both winding out the same way ?

In Topic: 2004 Tdci Handbrake Travel

03 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm going out now to take off exhaust and see if there is any cable adjustment I will also take off both calipers , wind them back and try again . Will say how it went when I got all back again

In Topic: 2004 Tdci Handbrake Travel

03 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

I found the garage receipt for the handbrake cables replaced . I hope they were genuine as parts and labour was 245 to supply , fit , and adjust . I got garage to do it as I was real busy at work at that time .