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Dust leak around handbrake

Post by hugh » 16 Jan 2017 18:25

During my last trip to Botswana in my GU wagon, driving across Sua Pan there was a major dust storm coming out of the handbrake slot. I haven't investigated much yet, but any ideas if this is normal, or what the cause could be?

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Re: Dust leak around handbrake

Post by Peter Connan » 17 Jan 2017 06:01

Under the leather gear-lever boot there is a second rubber boot.

I suspect it might be that that is split.

I would strongly recommend checking it out soonish, and if it is split, replace the gearbox oil, because if this is the case, some of that dust could have gotten into the gearbox as well.
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Re: Dust leak around handbrake

Post by Wilkie » 17 Jan 2017 06:47

Or if you had some work done (clutch replacement) the ARTISAN did not replace all the spares correctly..

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Re: Dust leak around handbrake

Post by hugh » 19 Jan 2017 07:55

Wilkie wrote:Or if you had some work done (clutch replacement) the ARTISAN did not replace all the spares correctly..
Thanks, but I haven't had any work done.

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Re: Dust leak around handbrake

Post by hugh » 19 Jan 2017 07:57

Peter Connan wrote:Under the leather gear-lever boot there is a second rubber boot.

I suspect it might be that that is split.

I would strongly recommend checking it out soonish, and if it is split, replace the gearbox oil, because if this is the case, some of that dust could have gotten into the gearbox as well.
Thanks, I thought it would be something like that, will check it out.

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Re: Dust leak around handbrake

Post by hugh » 06 Jun 2017 12:10

hugh wrote:During my last trip to Botswana in my GU wagon, driving across Sua Pan there was a major dust storm coming out of the handbrake slot. I haven't investigated much yet, but any ideas if this is normal, or what the cause could be?
I eventually took out the central storage compartment and found three large threaded holes through the floor (under where the rear ashtray is). No idea what these are for, but I plugged them and after the last trip through Moremi there was no dust from that area.

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