brake caliper tool

  1. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    that bloke must have the most tedious repetitive jobs ever!

    have you been chasing butterflies in the garden @slim_boy_fat
     
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  2. armalites Member

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    They do excellent work, I've bought parts from them as they are only about 35mins from me.

    brakeparts.co.uk are another good source and their rebuilt calipers can be surprisingly cheap, often cheaper than buying all the parts.
     
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  3. bricol Member

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    I was once holding a Lancia single pot front caliper my fingers wrapped around the opposite side while blowing the dust of it with an air line . . . air entered the hose connection opening . . . piston shot out, hit my fingers, cockle-ed over and jammed . . . it would not push back, meanwhile my fingers are rather hurting . . . it went in the big vice on the bench next to me and it WENT back in! Not harm done and I didn't hold a caliper that way again!

    Currently hunting down a seal kit to a very similar caliper to that Audi one - 36mm dia piston, same hand brake mech - according to Brakes Int they can't get it . . one supposedly in London turns out to be coming form Lithunia . . . currently 3 weeks and counting . . .
     
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  4. armalites Member

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    I've done a similar thing with a caliper and got away with it, you never ever make that mistake again because it scares the life out of you.

    If you type 36mm seal in the brakeparts.co.uk search it brings up quite a few things, interestingly one is the Audi Quatro. It's entirely possible you could find a seal that way even if they don't list one.

    Places like Biggred often don't even need the vehicle details they will go by dimensions.
     
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  5. Wallace

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  6. armalites Member

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    I'm glad you posted that, I sourced some master cylinder bits for a 50 year old forklift and couldn't remember where, pretty sure it was them. Weirdly I can't see any contact details on the site.
     
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  7. Agroshield Member

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    Big round magnet in a plastic bag, strategically placed, can help a lot.
     
  8. zeppelin builder

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    think if it was that bad id be welding a big bolt in it and pulling it out
    once that plating is gone its the bin
    stainless pistons and sleeved bores would be better , they move so little so never realy have a chance
     
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  9. zeppelin builder

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    think vw golf gtis used the same rear caliper
     
  10. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    these seals were bought from lucas service
    when they were still on the go
     
  11. Craig-SM

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    Pistons were trashed so in the bin they went. The bore was unmarked but the piston wouldn't go past the seal hence the need for a touch brute force. Cleaned up and rebuilt with new pistons, seals, pins and rubber boots from Frentech Components in Burnley. New discs and pads, they were mess. Now they work perfect.

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  12. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Now there's someone who expects their moneys worth
     
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  13. zeppelin builder

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    everything cleaned up and a good coat of industrial wax unbelievable nick for 33 yrs 20200424_144433.jpg 20200424_140934.jpg
     
  14. Stupoty Member

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    yeah I mostly just remove them for, errrr, fun when I'm supposed to be changing pads or discs :)
     
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  15. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    "Nuclear grade" :o :laughing:
     
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  16. zeppelin builder

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    tried this today on an old two pot one my gease gun hose screwed directly into the caliper ,bit messy but certainly pumps them straight out with no effort , air method wouldnt shift them
     
  17. ranchero Member

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    i use a herald master cylinder its mounted on a angle iron bracket with a big lever to operate. it pumps out the piston with no drama
     
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  18. Justme

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    Much safer too
     
  19. JohnH Member

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    Sometimes even a grease gun wont remove them, so I find you can walk them out by gently tapping them side to side.

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    Believe it or not, they were stainless pistons, that cleaned up ok.

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  20. Craig-SM

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