leak from the rear drum

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Charles Farran
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Charles Farran » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:12 pm

Vic,
There is & MGOC Spares had them on offera little while agp.
Cheers Charles
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Mario60 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:57 am

Good morning to all and thanks for the feedback. This job is scheduled for tomorrow, i will keep you posted.
Good day
Regards
Mario
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Mario60 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:38 am

hi an good morning to all,
have put and assembled everything in place as per attached photo, but when i tried to put the drum in place it wont go in.[attachment=0]20200411_123507.jpg[/attachment]
what are your opinions.
thanks

mario
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Ian Fozzard » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:46 am

Hi Mario. This is the usual situation! Make sure you have the adjuster (at the top) backed off completely, and look at the shoes by eye and see if they look evenly spaced around the back plate edge.
I don't have my manual to hand so can't immediately say whether all the springs etc are correct.
Keep wiggling the drum around and it will go on eventually 😊

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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Mario60 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:57 am

Thanks Ian, i have packed up for the moment but give it a shot later in the afternoon

Mario
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Vic Butler » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:44 pm

Which side is your picture of Mario?
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Mario60 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:34 pm

Hi,
It is the driver"side (right)
Thanks

Mario
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Vic Butler » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:47 pm

The shoes are on the wrong way round in that case. The end of the shoe, on the left of the photo, on the adjuster at the top is the leading end and must be on the wheel cylinder. The other shoe will have its leading end on the adjuster.
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Mario60 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:18 pm

Hi Vic,

Many thanks for the observation. I will change them
regards

mario
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Dave Wheatley » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:39 am

Mario, did you confirm that it was in fact the wheel cylinder and not the hub oil seal that was leaking?
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