So in my road worthiness inspection here in Frenchland, (among other things) they found that my rear brakes were ummmm, lacking. Like achieving 20% of the min acceptable =/
And the emergency break was non functional. ¯\(ツ)/¯
So I'm digging into the breaks. This car is a daily driver and I avoid unnecessary expenses. But happy to make need ones.
So this is the side that was actually breaking, but the adjuster wasnt adjusting... so I cracked it open. I found that the adjuster assembly (star/screw) doesn't stay because the parking lever is not where it should be (hooked behind the adjustment lever). So I found why the emergency break is non-functional (at least in theory). So, I'll fix that.
My question to you is: How much life do I have left in these shoes? It looks like lots to me. Just need to be adjusted. I bought the kit and caboodle, new spring set and new shoes (like 150 bucks...). But I'd rather replace them when they need it, not just because i can. Daily driver...
I also noticed that the side that doesnt brake, when i spin the wheel after adjusting it, it has an on-off sound. Like it makes contact, then doesnt, then does, then doesnt. Shhhkt.......shhhhkt......shhhhhkt. I guess I'll pull the drum and see what i see...
So, thoughts on remaining life? My shop manual stopped working... what's the spec on thickness?