I'm going to work on my rear brake shoes & drums soon and seeing as how the Brake Adjuster "Screws" are probably the factory originals, I thought I would replace them with new ones too.
Because the exposed portion of the brake adjuster threads are ridiculously rusty, I thought I should clear the threads with a die before trying to screw them completely out of the backing plate, if nothing else to make it easier, but mostly to try to preserve the threads in the backing plate.
What I cannot figure out is what the thread size on the brake adjuster is...
None of the bolt sizer boards at my local hardware stores go up to the diameter that will accept the piece to screw it in...
So I think it may be a M16x1, but I don't want to start guessing and buying a bunch of different dies off of ebay, especially for this one time use.
Does anyone know the thread size of the Rear Brake Adjuster Screw?
And does anyone have a good trick for preserving these threads long term? (I was thinking of sliding a grease filled rubber tube over the new screws once installed and adjusted...)
1. Year of your vehicle (1990/91)
2. Model of your vehicle (Carb'd Mainstream Mini Cooper)
3. A detailed description of the problem and anything you have tried to fix the problem.(see above)
4. Pictures can sometimes help in diagnosing a problem, if you think they could, why not include some? see the part I am describing here: https://www.minispar...ic/17H7619.aspx