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Resleeved? Define? don't mind surprises but....eom (archive)

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Posted by john on December 24, 1999 at 06:08:36:

In Reply to: Re: Caliper rebuild - w/o comp. air posted by Ken F. on December 23, 1999 at 14:22:48:

: : : Was planning on driving home for Xmas, when Mon. a front caliper locked on. I suspect corrosion in caliper piston wall. Although it may not be the best repair, plan on cleaning & renewing seals in caliper, and bleed system. (cash flow not available for a new caliper) It'll be a street side repair. Question. Any suggestions for popping piston out if a supply of compressed air is not handy? Thanks in advance and best for the holidays

: : i did it with the big screwdriver like the other reply to your post. be careful you don't drive the screw driver thru your hand (the one holding the caliper) A vise would be good, i don't have a big enough one. all 8 pistons sitting on my bench. i cracked off a small portion of one lip (by prying) not rendered inoperable. so look out and make sure you keep prying from different points around the piston as best you can (there's a couple really obvious GOOD spots) and they come out. biggest longest flat tipped you have. you need at least 12" of lever arm.
: : BTW, where did you (will you) buy rebuild kits? i'm the quintessential cheapskate and i'm poised to go w/ BMP (i could share phone, address, pricing, part #'s) but i keep thinking there's got to be a cheaper solution, since it's just 4 square o-rings and the dust boots (which you don't REALLY need) so maybe we could converse on parts sourcing. Good luck!
: : John

: 02 calipers need to be resleeved to be properly rebuilt. Unless you like 2" of travel between the pedal and floorboard and terrifying suprises at stop signals.

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