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Just when you think you've checked everything....

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by jonco, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. jonco

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    Thought I had covered everything in preparation for road trip to South of France tomorrow. Full service, MOT , error code checks etc etc. even fitted a new battery.
    Wife nipped into town last night and came back saying there had been a `tremendous grinding noise' from rear of car but this had then stopped. I had a drive around and nothing obviously wrong. Jacked rear end up, wheels off - nothing amiss. Went to bed thinking it was probably a stone, as we driven over a re-laid road the day before.
    Woke up today with that niggling feeling I had to get it checked. Rang my indy and he fitted me in at short notice.
    Drove car there ~8miles. No problem until I turned into road next to garage when all hell let loose - thought someone had a grinder in the boot.
    Car up on ramp - wheels and drums off. Found brake shoe flopping about in driver's side rear drum The head in the spring loaded securing pin had corroded and popped out. Phew!:nailbiting: Close call - hope my luck continues for the next 2000miles and 2 weeks.

    :ymdevil:Apologies for any grammatical errors. ;)
     
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  2. t-tony

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    Have a great time.:)
     
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  3. jonco

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    Cheers Tony - thanks. Have not forgotten that info on auto selector - have got a problem at the moment downloading pics from my camera. Basically part of the position slider was missing - can't find it anywhere but also cannot see how it worked previously without it.
     
  4. badman gee

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    Don't nip over the border to Spain.

    They will be in mourning after tonight!
     
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    Have a great trip jonco, you'll be ok now
     
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  6. Brian H

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    Glad you got it sorted, have a fantastic trip.

    A pet hate of mine is the handbrake shoes pins :mad:
     
  7. jonco

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    Thanks Brian - It was actually a combination of corrosion of the pin head and the back plate. We fitted a modified `Vauxhall' pin which has a larger head ( no comments BMG;)) and compensated for plate corrosion.
     
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    Well jell,love the start of an adventure ,don't be afraid to take pictures, my favorite is from the rear looking down the curved side,.......ooeerr
     
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  9. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Glad you got it sorted bud, have a great trip and dont forget the pics,
    M
     
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  10. oldcarman

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    Miller, is this a sheep thingy? JIM
     
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  11. bonzo

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    Good effort, but must try harder! Stay behind and see me after class.
     
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