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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Hi all, I`ve just been given a complete XF rear end wih disc brakes. What I need to know is apart from the rotors, handbrake cable, Calipers and mounts and rear brake lines on the diff is there anything else I need? Or would it be easier to swap the whole diff?

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Also need to remove the proportioning valve from the master cylinder.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:31 pm 
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ummm... put a disk rear end valve back in too... lol
change the whole diff it is easier than pulling axles and swapping brakes assuming they are both sedan diffs. Depending on how much you know about brakes, you may be better off getting another master cyl to suit disk rear.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:34 pm 
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I had the impression the master cylinders were all the same
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:42 pm 
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Disk brakes need less pressure than drum brakes.
So rear lockup coud happen.
This valve controls your front to rear brake bias.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:54 pm 
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MadMatt wrote:
change the whole diff it is easier than pulling axles and swapping brakes assuming they are both sedan diffs.


That was my preferred method. I can get the booster and master cylinder of the donor car also
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:59 pm 
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As fer as I can remember the booster it is same for both.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:09 am 
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Done a quick check on PBRs website, lists the same part for both
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Brake M/Cyl 03/1982 - 08/1984 SEDAN, DISC/DISC, DISC/DRUM, 6 CYL, 8 CYL, 25.40 mm P10050
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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:27 pm 
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MadMatt wrote:
Disk brakes need less pressure than drum brakes.
So rear lockup coud happen.
This valve controls your front to rear brake bias.


no. Disc brakes need more pressure than drum brakes.
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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:55 pm 
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Oops, you are correct.

 

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