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Old 01-04-2004   #1
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brake shoe thickness Panda cl1000

Read up on the brake shoe debate a couple of pages back. Fitted new handbrake cable- lots of slack- suspicious. Removed drums and found shoes to be from 1mm to 3 mm thick. Quoted from local motor factor £12 for replacement shoes. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the handbrake should engage a lot sooner if the shoes are new, good and thick. I'm thinking that the handbrake doesn't engage until late, even with most of the adjustment taken up BECAUSE the shoes are thin. Correct, or have I missed something?
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It's possible you've missed the "concept" of self adjusting shoes.

They are supposed to self adjust - it's a moot point if they do, or not.

Either way, 1 to 3mm is effectively worn out.
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How much wear in the drums?

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1) Got the self adjusting bit- just wondered if I had missed something simple- it happens.
2) I understand 1-3mm is worn out. What should new shoes be?

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4mm atleast...and then you know they wear on the "upper" side where they're pushed by the cylinder;).


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You can usually tell that the drums are worn when you try to get them off. You usually wreck the shoes trying :(

Cause: a "lip" on the inside just inside the rim which catches the shoes and pulls them off!

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Drums appear a little worn, very slight lip. Can't complain about the price of brake shoes £12 for 2 pairs. Just need to find a replacement clip.
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