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#1 aircobra

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:16 PM

in the progress of rebuilding my calipers and have split them apart, but can't remove the pistons
i just want to get them out to have a look at the condition of the bores to see if they're worth rebuilding
does anyone know how to get them out? compressed air does not do the trick for me
or maybe recommend a good place in south that can do it for me

#2 Linton

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

if air wont push them out you might have to put them back together and hook up, put a piece of wood between them and pump the pedal, if they are not seized put back together and us air again good luck! and watch your fingers

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:25 PM

Use a grease gun !
The thread is the same as the caliper and is much safer than using compressed air .
Its a bit messy but it's what the pro's use .
Cheers Doug

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

Wear eye protection also, brake fluid in eyes not good.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:09 PM

Wear eye protection also, brake fluid in eyes not good.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

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#7 aircobra

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

all sorted
better brakes in breaside removed them for me, they have a hydraulic pump at the shop
damage is 4x pistons @19 each, 2x seal kits @14 each and 2 bleed nipples
all i need to work out if to sandblast the caliper or just degrease
the rotors are 12mm and rusty, so I figure that if I get them skimmed, I loose .5 and I will be within .5 limit.
i think 11mm is min thickness
any sources for cheap rotors?




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