[Vwdiesel] Brakes ------ ( repair to REAR Rabbit brakes )
h_hagar at prcn.org
Sun Jun 6 12:27:12 EDT 2004
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To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 9:15 AM
Subject: Brakes ------ ( repair to REAR Rabbit brakes )
I am surprised that some of you do not use the archive. For that reason
I say again how nifty the brakes are to do if done a certain way.
Here is a recap of my procedures. :
Step one remove both small nuts from hand brake cable.By seats.
Remove drum. --- (release wedge if needed). Then remove hydraulic line.
Remove two lower bolts holding axle. Detach cable from lever..
Remove two upper bolts from axle. ------ Then you have all you need real
handy for doing it on the workbench (kitchen floor)
Then remove cylinder first and install last. I may have to make a film
clip to show how fast and easy it really is. Must be done in a certain order.
No special tools needed ------NO brake spring pliers -- Just Rubber mallet
Long nose pliers and a vicegrip.
Some day I shall give a specific step by step procedure. I can hardly wait
to do the next set. It is that much fun for me. A little like a puzzle like the cube.
Gavrik Peterson -- On your new shoes make sure lever moves freely and rivet
is not sloppy . Move it back and forth and give it a drop of oil..When assembled and
with cable attached --make sure the lever is all the way to the rear--as far as it will go.
wedge is up high before putting drum back on. After first drive make sure drums are
cool ---feel them as soon as you stop.
Most of the metal parts are soft steel ---so they can be straightened or bent to work
best.------Have fun ----look at the weather --wow ---now is the time. And I am sickbay
what rotten luck----- I can see my toy engine out front from here where I sit.She is
going to take a shitkicking this summer.----all those exciting tests---- yes Loren
that toluene will be tested.---So help me GOD.
PS: Important ------- make sure rubber plug on back of plate is in place when finished.
If the plug on the 1984 Turbo Rabbit here had been in place --it would have saved
me hours of sandblasting. And like Loren suggested move all bleeder screws -to
make sure they do not rust in place---- every year . Cover them with rubber grease
if you have it. Broken bleeders cost me a small fortune ---so this is experience talking
Look up in archives Val Christians procedures for stubborn bleeders.--He told me too late
for the first batch ---- but Mother look at me now ---- .
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