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"scratchy brakes" (this might amuse...)

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Avocet, 17 Oct 2020.

  1. Avocet

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    Piccy sent to me by a mate of mine. His girlfriend's mate had been complaining that her brakes made a "scratchy" noise and the car pulled to one side a bit when braking....

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  3. Keithmac

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    First two were from same model bike, Medley 125's (two bikes, two "normal" services).

    Last one was an Aprilia Tuono 1000cc, yes the pad had been run wrong way round!.

    Some people just shouldn't own vehicles..

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    Avo....a single non vented disc with a McPherson strut.....Which vehicle is that?
    John :)
     
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    Clio?
     
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    I'd say definitely a froggie.....small Pug 205 (any of them left - brilliant car) or 206?
    Thoughts.....didn't they have that horrible Bendix brake with the sliding wedge - that didn't?
    John :)
     
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    Do you remember the old Austin 1100/1300 callipers with the swinging caliper - the pads were a funny shape from new to account for it!

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    Certainly do! I also remember spending ages looking for the 'fault' :eek:
    John :)
     
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    Gosh, no! I've never seen any like that!
     
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    Don't know what the car was. I'll ask him. But yeah, probably a small "shopping trolley".
     
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    Just had another e-mail from my mate. (It was a 206 by the way)!

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    It's true isn't it? Some people really shouldn't be allowed cars!
     
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    I get the same, just this - [​IMG]
     
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    Apologies all. Hopefully fixed now?
     
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    Last year, in for an MOT, the inspector showed me the car ahead of mine which had been submitted for an MOT by its owner. A front brake disk had worn so much, that it was no longer attached to the hub. It must have been making a hell of a racket as it was driven along the road.
     
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    All too common I’m afraid. We see stories like that on a monthly basis.
    https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/halloween-mot-horror-stories/
     
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