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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: discovery 1 brake calipers Reply with quote

Can anyone help me im refurbishing some brake calipers from a discovery 1 they say there is a point when there is know point doing this and just to buy some new ones how can you tell. around where the brake pads sit some metal does flake off but it looks ok the metal casting on the outside is badly pitted any help would be great.
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im a very experienced electrician on aircraft and land rovers all models.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Refurbing the calipers to the same as standard is not really worth it, but if you replace the pistons with stainless steel ones as well as replace the piston seals then they are better than factory.

Stainless pistons don't rust and so siezed pistons and torn and leaking seals are a thing of the past. Add in a set of braided flexible hoses and you will end up with some excellent brakes.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the crome plating on the caliper pistons is starting to flake off, the brake pistons are f*£ked replacement of the pistons, before they start sticking, Sad is the only answer.
if you need to replace them, do it as said before, with stainless steel ones.
however replacing the seals for them, in the caliper, is not an easy job. the retaining rings can be a real pig. Surprised dont get cheepo pattern ones if you decide to do it. Rolling Eyes
new calipers are about £60-£80 quid each, much easier in the long run, but thats just me! Wink

politicans are like a baby's nappy, they need changing often for the same reason
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