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  1. DIYspanner posted a new thread.

    Double glazing with butyl compound

    I'm removing the double glazing from my wood framed conservatory to do some frame repairs. Currently held in by beading which is well...

    Forum: Windows and Doors

    9 Aug 2020 at 7:32 PM
  2. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    If its any use to the debate, a Vectra handbrake lever.

    9 Aug 2020 at 8:50 AM
  3. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    Take the cable off the car and give it a full inspection.

    8 Aug 2020 at 7:12 PM
  4. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    The rear brakes, foot/hand, will auto adjust in the caliper if all is well there. Handbrake cables tend to stretch from the constant...

    8 Aug 2020 at 6:26 PM
  5. DIYspanner replied to the thread Grease for tap valves.

    Most obliged. Already have O rings. I get the packs of them and washers and nuts and spot pins and circlips ..... etc, when on offer in...

    8 Aug 2020 at 4:11 PM
  6. DIYspanner posted a new thread.

    Jointing compound

    To date, I've used PTFE when repairing leaking compression joints. I usually unscrew, wire wool to clean them, apply PTFE and tighten...

    Forum: Plumbing and Central Heating

    8 Aug 2020 at 11:14 AM
  7. DIYspanner posted a new thread.

    Grease for tap valves

    Is there a grease that can be applied to the inners such as the valve? I have a couple of mixer tap valves that seem to be a little...

    Forum: Plumbing and Central Heating

    8 Aug 2020 at 11:09 AM
  8. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    What does the rear wheel up and spin reveal? Nice and free with no brake on? For foot then handbrake applied? What grease did you bed...

    8 Aug 2020 at 9:43 AM
  9. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    If this is a foot/handbrake caliper, the adjuster mechanism in the caliper keeps the pads up against the discs. When replacing the pads,...

    8 Aug 2020 at 7:41 AM
  10. DIYspanner added new media Lever Test to My stuff

    lever test.jpg 8 Aug 2020 at 7:36 AM
  11. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    It seems the Vauxhall rear caliper differs to the VW type. On the Vauxhall, the lever appears to be press on to spindle rod for the...

    7 Aug 2020 at 9:52 PM
  12. DIYspanner added new media Vectra Caliper to My stuff

    vectra caliper .jpg 7 Aug 2020 at 9:45 PM
  13. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    Just an opinion but I wouldn't use electrical cleaner because that would impair any lubricant present. Any chance of a photo of the...

    7 Aug 2020 at 8:51 PM
  14. DIYspanner replied to the thread Car handbrake cable loose where it attaches to the brake caliper and not holding the car. video inc.

    If its any use, similar with the calipers on our Bora TDIs. I took the handbrake parts of the calipers, unbolted/removed the calipers,...

    5 Aug 2020