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Sticky caliper. Repair or buy new?
SJ - 10/10/19 at 11:42 AM

Is it worth the cost saving of stripping sticky calipers to clean and replace seals? Looks like refurb ones are about 40.

These are standard Sierra single pot calipers 1.8 cvh model.

Thanks

Stu


big_wasa - 10/10/19 at 11:50 AM

By the time you have bought pistons, seals and sliders ect I wouldn't bother if they are that cheap.


nick205 - 10/10/19 at 01:42 PM

When building my MK Indy I opted to source recon front brake calipers rather than use 15 year old tatty ones from the donor car. I'd go for recon ones at that price and save yourself the time and effort of rebuilding them yourself.


voucht - 10/10/19 at 03:55 PM

You don't need to buy a lot of things to renovate your calipers.

When I renovated mines (they were in a bad shape when I got them out from the Sierra) I just bought new piston seals and new slider sockets. Costed me 24 all in all (for both)

Put brake-fluid resistant grease on the sliders, pistons, piston seals and piston cylinder in the caliper body.

Calipers have worked like a charm since.

hope that will help


SJ - 10/10/19 at 04:21 PM

Thanks.
The current calipers were new when the car was built in 2006.

Maybe I'll pull the old one apart first and assess the state it is in. It actually isn't even rusty but is pretty well stuck.


ian locostzx9rc2 - 10/10/19 at 05:07 PM

If there 40 each I would buy recon ones which are checked cleaned and pressure tested for piece of mind it is brakes after all


nick205 - 11/10/19 at 09:47 AM

quote:
Originally posted by ian locostzx9rc2
If there 40 each I would buy recon ones which are checked cleaned and pressure tested for piece of mind it is brakes after all



Ditto - my thinking as well - brakes are vital, get them right!


SJ - 11/10/19 at 09:48 AM

Just ordered a pair for 85 delivered.

Seems like the easiest option.

Thanks

Stu