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What are these inboard brake things - weird...

PostPost by: tdskip » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:36 pm

Good morning gentlemen.

Any tips or coaching on sorting out / refreshing / maintenance on the rear brakes to pass along?

I need to install new axles, do this all as one job?

Thanks!
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:48 pm

Was there supposed to be a picture attached?
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PostPost by: tdskip » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:52 pm

Good morning. I can take one later but I was trying, and apparently failing, at a pithy question about what a newbie needs to know about the rear brake rotor set up.
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PostPost by: Citromike » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:04 pm

Very helpful to have a manual as there are a few pitfalls and tricks,
particularly with the handbrake (mine hasn't worked for 25 years)
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PostPost by: tdskip » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:37 pm

I got the pistons out of my rear calipers, as a reminder this car sat since the early 90s. I sent the calipers off to John Kubha for servicing, he did a great job on my engine and the axles he provided are a work of art.

I’ll spend some more time digging through prior discussions but figure that now is the time touch the rotors and be done with them.

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:04 am

The short answer is yes - if installing new drive shafts it makes sense to sort the rear brakes at the same time.
Disc run out is critical and can be affected by the true ness of the outer drive shaft spider.
ACorrect adjustment of the hand brake pads is essential and not actually that difficult when one realises that the short little bars behind the pads are return springs.
There must be several discussions on here - try a Google search including lotuselan.net in the query and you should get plenty of useful reading.
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