Re: Friction disc repair
If you spray and wipe your pulley with brake cleaner and clean it up well, which you need to do anyway, it should not create much odor. I would especially make sure the mating surface has no remnant of past adhesive or disk on it. I use the wire wheel on my bench grinder.
Oh, there is a bearing in it that you need to remove. You need to replace all 3 bearings while this is all going on. It will quite the operation not to mention when they really go bad, they wipe out expensive other pieces.
The wavy washers cost a little more and it would be good to replace them. But, not everyone does that. They are crucial. They are half of your friction pressure. The lever closes the gap via the cams. The wavy washers push back from the other side.