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  • Originally posted by DarrenH View Post
    there should be a 5p shaped metal pad for the shoe to sit on, but these are like concave bucket shape
    i decided i wasnt happy with the cylinder so ordered a new bosch one from doctorparts, you can see here what i meant about the pads. the new cylinder has 19 cast into it (which is cylinder size in mm) which is 3/4 inch, and EPC says my car should have 3/4 inch so i have bought the right thing, however the dodgy passenger side cylinder has 22 cast into it. further evidence i don't think its even meant for an astra ! the two choices for astra are 11/16ths (17mm) or 3/4 (19mm)

    Last edited by DarrenH; 06-05-2017, 03:00 PM.

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    • couple weeks pondering it seemed nonsense to have to disturb the hydraulics and not just replace both rear cylinders. so i ordered another bosch cylinder, new bosch brake drums and a set of shoes. it was very easily sourced, loads of choice on ebay once the part numbers were sifted through. everything in the box totalled 100 quid which i think is marvellous for a 25 year old car that noone really cares about ? dont you?



      also half an hour sifting ebay bagged me these ATE calipers and carriers for 33 quid a side. They are from an early 1.8 4 stud vectra C but are essentially identical to GTE 16v brakes. hopefully by the end of the month i can get it onto the 15 inch steels, these brakes and get meself a fat slice of OEM+

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      • Good maintenance going on. Solid foundations for future use or just continued use

        Have you got long term plans, does it feature long term with J410 (plus red GTE and some landies)??
        James C

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        • Originally posted by James C View Post
          Good maintenance going on. Solid foundations for future use or just continued use

          Have you got long term plans, does it feature long term with J410 (plus red GTE and some landies)??
          thanks J

          pretty sure i will keep it on as a daily and keep it standard (too many projects as it is) the sole reason for this brake and wheels malarky (other than skin of teeth MOT pass) is that vauxhall in their infinite wisdom appear to have taken the brakes from a car that weighs 855kg then carried them over to a car that weighs a tonne, who's primary purpose is moving another 500 kilos of cargo or people. it just doesn't make sense !?

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