I finally made a start this evening,......
Successfully removed the ARB and A-frame, all going well if a little basic.
I figured the next step would be slacken drive shaft nuts, release the handbrake cable and then release the brake lines. Does anyone have any clever tricks for temporary sealing the brake lines so I don't get fluid every where. I'm thinking the fingers from a rubber glove slipped over the brake line and cable tied. Any recommendations appreciated.
The best thing is a matching brake union with a short length of pipe crimped over. You obviously need a brake pipe flaring tool or some old pipes to make this. Also some cling film under the master cylinder cap will help reduce leakage
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Actually you've given me an idea, liberally wrap the pipe ends in cling film, that should do the trick. Thanks.
Does anyone know the part code on CC's parts site for the "White nylon anti-squeak washers" that sit between the A Frame and DeDion mounting. Struggling to find the part.
I use a mityvac to drain the fluid from the caliper / lines, it's almost drip free to use. Then just use the bungs that came with the original kit.
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Re #125, Mark, they should be the nylon "Race" washers, part number ZZ021463: https://caterhamparts.co.uk/fixings-other/1438-nylon-racing-washer-shim-175-x-32-x-1.html?search_query=+ZZ021463&results=1
When I changed my LSD last year, I simply removed the callipers & cable tied them to the springs to keep them out of the way. I didn't disconnect the brake pipes from the callipers. There's sufficient flex in the pipes to be able to do this without putting a permanent bend in them.
It was Peter Scott's suggestion (ScottR400D). He provided me with an invaluable step by step guide!
Hi Nigel! Mark is changing to flexible rear hoses so that's not much use to him!
As an aside I bought 10 30x17x1 nylon washers for just over £2 on eBay. Relieve the hole slightly with a small scraper and they do the job of the race washers perfectly.
Haha, oops! Read the whole thread Nigel!
Thanks Peter, I was wondering why no one had suggested that.
I swapped my brake lines for flexible hoses earlier this year. I guess there are pros & cons to that modification, but I think on balance it’s a good idea.
Thanks all, appreciate the comments trying to save me time.
I'm pulling the entire rear out, as I've also decided to upgrade the suspension too, so not just the brake lines.