Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

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Alan 480
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Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Any hints and tips on over-hauling REAR brake calipers?

It seems 'easy' from Haynes but . . . . . . . . . . . .

also just where do i source a seal kit as opposed to a WHOLE caliper, local factors don't do kits :-(

my MoT was just in and I'd like to get it better for next year.

(also plan to buy a whole front suspension set-up as 'bushes' are 'worn but serviceable' on the last two tests, and I had to do a ball-joint for this year :-( ) but with near 100k on the clock I suppose these parts do wear :wink:
Alan

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Re: Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

Post by glasgowjim » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:51 pm

do a search martinholmes posted up some pics and details a couple of years ago.

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Re: Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:33 pm

Jim

OK I di da quick search but none appears to do with brakes (mind you I just searched as the string 'martinholmes' )
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Re: Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

Post by aidanmorris » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:38 am

On ebay there are quite a few companies selling Volvo 480 brake caliper rebuild kits.

I haven't tried them though as time pressures meant that I just went for full refurb calipers.
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Re: Tips on rebuilding REAR brake calipers

Post by glasgowjim » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:51 pm

the author to do an advanced search on is

martinholmesuk

not martinholmes sorry ;)

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