Brake Time

Whilst doing my pre-MOT rounds, I noticed that one of the wheel cylinders at the back was leaking slightly. So, knowing Mr. MOT-Man would jump on that like a thing that really likes jumping on stuff, I resigned myself to having to replace that too, before going near the MOT garage.

Before attacking the brakes, the joy of an oil & filter change
Before attacking the brakes, the joy of an oil & filter change

Off to GSF for a new wheel cylinder, which I fitted that self-same day. [I also found time to change the oil & filter as well. You’ve got to hand it to me: when I do reluctantly decide to spring into action, I’m not bad!]

Removing the old leaking wheel cylinder
Removing the old leaking wheel cylinder
Old and new wheel cylinders, side by side
Old and new wheel cylinders, side by side

Luckily the cylinder hadn’t leaked onto the brake shoes, just around the back-plate. So I was spared the extra hassle and expense of having to replace those too.

New wheel cylinder fitted
New wheel cylinder fitted