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Old 11-21-2019, 06:20 PM   #1
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Question easy brake question

I'm going over my "new" bus checking everything out. I bought it directly from a local school, via a corp broker, and so far I have been very impressed with the maintenance. No problems found.

This morning I started on the rear brakes and I notices that the little rubber plug that plugs up the adj slot is missing on both sides. The springs and shoes look almost new.

I've checked at napa and oreily and neither carry just the plug. Seems it is now included in the rebuild kit. Its been a long time since I've had to fool with brakes and this is a change.

Anyone have any good suggestions on where to get such an item?
Since I'm going into the desert and lots of dirt roads this seems like an important detail.

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Old 11-21-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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They are not critical and the mechanics toss them the first time they pull them to adjust them.
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thanks for the input.
I live down a long dusty, sandy dirt road in AZ that has big mud puddles in the rainy season. i was worried about sand, mud and stuff getting in and shortening the life of the shoes. This thing is also missing all its valve stem caps. I found self-sealing alligator V2B cap that allow me to add air without removing the caps.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:13 PM   #5
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They are not critical and the mechanics toss them the first time they pull them to adjust them.
THIS^ is correct. I've only seen them on buses occasionally.
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