diff oil on brakes

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Hi Guys
Just wondered if I can use some sort of cleaning fluid on the front disc/brake pads.
Or do I need to replace the pads to be sure.
Since I received the cruiser back from Toyota after it leaked diff oil all over the front wheel and brake, the pedal feels soft and it pulls to the opposite side.
Seeing as how this is only now happening after the oil leaking I presume this is the cause.
I did not want to use anything just in case I mess something up even worse.
Do the pads absorb the oil or could it have created a shiny surface on the pads and disc.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Hi John,
You can clean the discs with cellulose thinners, or I guess probably a
degreaser spray or something alcohol based, (white spirit might leave grease
although I would imagine it would go disperse quickly.
As its pulling I would say the pads are knackered(soaked up oil) or stuck,
but it also could be that the toy people have removed the front calliper and
not bled the brake properly!?
I am still learning J so there could be something I missed, I am sure
someone will shout if I have.
Regards
Martin.
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Sent: 24 October 2007 18:13
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Subject: [ELCO] diff oil on brakes
Hi Guys
Just wondered if I can use some sort of cleaning fluid on the front
disc/brake pads.
Or do I need to replace the pads to be sure.
Since I received the cruiser back from Toyota after it leaked diff oil all
over the front wheel and brake, the pedal feels soft and it pulls to the
opposite side.
Seeing as how this is only now happening after the oil leaking I presume
this is the cause.
I did not want to use anything just in case I mess something up even worse.
Do the pads absorb the oil or could it have created a shiny surface on the
pads and disc.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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John / Martin
RE> You can clean the discs with cellulose thinners
Agreed. Not sure about cleaning the pads themselves
Re> As its pulling I would say the pads are knackered(soaked up oil) or
stuck,
I agree - the mechanic's grubby fingers probabl;y put moly grease all
over them.
Re> but it also could be that the toy people have removed the front
calliper and not bled the brake properly!?
Shouldn't need to remove the caliper brake fluid hose connection - just
hang it to one side
Would take it straight back to them John - from memory you have new
calopers, discs and pads - no excuse for them returning it not 100%
Cheers
Niall
 
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Hi John...
Me again, I would imagine you could use a good old detergent, like fairy
liquid and a cloth, great for dispersing oil slicks on water if I remember
from my science lessons over 20 years ago, amazing what one drop of fairy
does. J
Then wash it off with a wet cloth.
Regards
Martin.
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of john byrne
Sent: 24 October 2007 18:13
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] diff oil on brakes
Hi Guys
Just wondered if I can use some sort of cleaning fluid on the front
disc/brake pads.
Or do I need to replace the pads to be sure.
Since I received the cruiser back from Toyota after it leaked diff oil all
over the front wheel and brake, the pedal feels soft and it pulls to the
opposite side.
Seeing as how this is only now happening after the oil leaking I presume
this is the cause.
I did not want to use anything just in case I mess something up even worse.
Do the pads absorb the oil or could it have created a shiny surface on the
pads and disc.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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You can clean the discs with any spirit type cleaner, Meths is
probably the easiest to get, or White spirit. The pads should be
replaced if they have absorbed any oil. I don't think mechanics grubby
fingers would give a lasting problem. Get someone to examine the pads
for oil, preferably not your Toyota dealer. Kwick fit?, or your
equivalent.
Regards,
Clive Marks
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Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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I use a brake part =93cleaner=94 that I got from my local parts store, quite
cheap, =A38 for 5 litres. It=92s just a very volatile solvent, supposed to be a
bit kinder to rubber parts. Good for drums and discs, if the oil is soaked
into the pads I think they only thing to do is replace them.

Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76

From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of john byrne
Sent: 24 October 2007 18:13
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] diff oil on brakes

Hi Guys
Just wondered if I can use some sort of cleaning fluid on the front
disc/brake pads.
Or do I need to replace the pads to be sure.
Since I received the cruiser back from Toyota after it leaked diff oil all
over the front wheel and brake, the pedal feels soft and it pulls to the
opposite side.
Seeing as how this is only now happening after the oil leaking I presume
this is the cause.
I did not want to use anything just in case I mess something up even worse.
Do the pads absorb the oil or could it have created a shiny surface on the
pads and disc.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT

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Hi Guys
Many thanks as usual.
I was just afraid to use any old stuff incase I make the problem worse.
So do the pads soak up oil or just keep it on the surface.
I would have thought if it was only on the surface of either the disc or
pads it would burn off.
The disc is very hot to touch after braking which is usual so the caliper
seems to be working fine.
Its just the pads are only on a couple of months so they are new.
They wouldn't have needed to disconnect the caliper surly, just hang it back
as was said.
Would anyone else disconnect the caliperor know of it being disconnected to
do the CV.
If I clean the disc with sprit would that be enough or are the pads now
knackered.
Also would the friction and heat with white sprit not cause smoke or maybe a
fire at the wheel.
The thoughts of giving it back to them after having to get the proposed
double bill for the same job dropped does not appeal to me at all.
Cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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The oil will tend to work it's way into the pads, I have always change them
but it might be OK, no harm in soaking them in cleaner I suppose but I would
suggest giving it quite a while to evaporate off. Not sure about white
sprit, it's not very light perhaps meth's or Pocheen? (Not suggesting
anything about the Irish!)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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