At 08:02 23-10-2000 -0500, Richard B Gosling wrote:
>There seemed to be a bit of grease floating around in the brake drum,
> particularly on the drivers side. This seems to have come from the hub,
> that was last re-greased. Some of this may have got onto the brake shoes
> (probably did). Does grease on the brake shoes have a significant effect on
> their effectiveness (like engine oil on a clutch plate does)?
Well, the grease is meant to reduce friction in the bearing, and the
effectiveness of brakes depends on friction, so...
> Is it normal
> for a bit of grease from the hub to pump into the brake drum when
It's fairly common, but definitely not normal.
BTW: if there's grease getting into one brake drum only, affecting the
brake, you should notice a distinct pulling to one side while braking.
>Many thanks for all who helped out with advice, particularly Nolan Penney,
> also Eric Kieboom and Nick Moseley, who pointed me in the right directions.
No problem. I'm just so glad my limited knowledge was of help at all. ;-)
Eric Kieboom - The Netherlands
1976 Spit 1500 - Original Java Green