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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2020, 08:35:51 AM »
No Paul.... Graham has now finished putting the roof back on the house (and a grand job he has made of it, he should have been a roofer) and we have just spent the past week putting another coat of paint over the exterior of the house.....Cornish Cream if you're interested 😁😁😁
Scaff can now come down whenever but Grahams quiet because he's knackered, he's alway quiet when he's tired🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2020, 09:06:35 AM »
When my mate was on recovery i loved it as Mitsi say the L 200 can run 25% petrol so i treated the free contam like petrol. Saved me loads

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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2020, 10:29:27 AM »
Is it possible that the pad material has changed since the 1970s? I can't particularly remember having any brake squeaks that couldn't be cured with smear of Cappaslip. Having said that I've gone all over mine and it still squeals like a pig, so maybe it's a toss up between stopping and being quiet! ???

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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:49 AM »
I don't have an issue with the brake squeaking, I worry if it stops squealing in normal use! Also, yes, originally pads were asbestos, these days it's not allowed in manufacture (although old stock is okay to use in UK)

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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2020, 12:14:41 PM »
When my mate was on recovery i loved it as Mitsi say the L 200 can run 25% petrol so i treated the free contam like petrol. Saved me loads

It's similar advice within vw emergency support,  that it's ok to estimate and run a miss fuelling case at up to 25% petrol in a diesel tank.  At that level they go with continuous topping off with diesel to bring it back to favourable mix.  Also slosh some two stroke oil in the mix to protect the fuel pump as the diesel has better "lubricity" for the clearance they run.

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Re: Squeaking front brake
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2020, 12:54:34 PM »
Diesel used to have better lubricity but now its low sulfur its not as good

 

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