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daver clasper
March 6, 2017, 5:57pm Report to Moderator
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Have refitted a new cylinder using the existing retaining/spring clips (sort of horse shoe shapes).

Difficult to see if 2 slight bulges on the spring one have located in the 2 holes of retaining one, but they don't seem to move independently of each other, though slide side to side fairly easily between cylinder and back plate,  should this be ok?.

Also, as well as the normal sliding action from cylinder, there is some side play in cylinder to back plate, I can kind of rock it a bit. Is this normal.

Also have replaced the dust cover, but there is no hole for the bleed nipple to pass through. I guess, just cut a cross in the rubber for this?.

Any help great please.

Cheers, Dave

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March 6, 2017, 8:52pm Report to Moderator
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It can be tricky but the two bits do interlock. I don't understand why you think the cover should be cut to clear the bleed nipple! You may be doing something wrong. Cheers, Dave.

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Quoted from daver clasper

Also have replaced the dust cover, but there is no hole for the bleed nipple to pass through. I guess, just cut a cross in the rubber for this?.

Just stretch the rubber dust cover hole over the back of the hose/ nipple housing..job done..no need to cut another hole??

The size of the dust cover hole is slightly smaller than the base of the hose/ nipple housing, once slid down

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daver clasper
March 7, 2017, 7:31am Report to Moderator
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Hi and thanks

The exploded diagram in manual appeared to show the dust cap, with a hole for nipple, that's what threw me.

Cheers, Dave
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Pete Lewis
March 7, 2017, 8:24am Report to Moderator

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Dave some rock of the cylinder is pretty normal

some aftermarket clips are really hopless  if you have the blackish finish they are ok

they rock as the curved  sprung blade should be against the back plate this allows the cyl to slide and float to  adjust its postion
I dont think they fit wrong way round


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daver clasper
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Cheers Pete

Was comparing to side I haven't done yet. Prob stuck with old grease/dirt/corrosion.
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