Thursday 25 September 2008

Rear brakes - success!

My new tool arrived for fitting the e-clips on the rear brakes of the mini so I could finally get them built up.

Thankfully fitting the clips with the tool proved a to be a piece of cake, unlike trying to do it without it!

First you fit the e-clip to the tool, above the cone.

Next, you screw the tool into the brake line thread on the wheel cylinder and then tighten the nut on the tool. This forces the cup down over the cone, thus expanding the e-clip.

Keep tightening the nut and the clip gets forced over the wheel cylinder until it snaps into place in the groove on the cylinder.

Finally unscrew the tool from the brake line thread. Job done!

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