Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Wheels and Tyres




The Peugeot 206 finally got some nice looking wheels and tires (and hidden there are some hubcentric rings (spigot rings) to center the wheel to the hub).



Oh and by the way, to all Peugeot 206 and Naza Bestari owners in Miri Sarawak, if you have a problem with your Pug and don't trust the local mechanics, do drop me a message and let's see whether it is something I can sort out.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Disc Brake Caliper Piston Service

I've had a go again at servicing the disc brake calipers on my Peugeot 206. For the past few months, the brakes have been squealing and I suspected the pistons could be jammed. After opening it up, sure enough, the pistons were filled with muck from years of use, that caused it not to slide smoothly in the barrel, hence the squealing noise.

The dirty caliper piston.

Close-up of the piston and rubber boot, covered with brake dust.

Piston removed, showing the inside of the barrel and rubber boot.

Close-up of the cleaned barrel and rubber boot.

Dirty piston.

Cleaned piston.

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