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Author: Subject: M16 caliper dust boot retaining clips
scudderfish

posted on 6/3/18 at 03:05 PM Reply With Quote
M16 caliper dust boot retaining clips

Is there any special technique to fitting them other than a large amount of swearing? One of mine is loose and I can't see an easy way of getting it on.

retaining clip
retaining clip


It should go in the slot around the boot.

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SteveRST

posted on 6/3/18 at 03:18 PM Reply With Quote
I did all 4 of these bloody things on Sunday so I know how you feel. There was quite a large amount of swearing involved

Just make sure the rubbers and mounting surface is grease-free so that the boot and metal clip doesn't slip off so readily. I started from one end of the metal clip and went round gradually to the other end, opening the spring-clip up as I went and trying to hold the it all in place as I went. You ideally need another pair of hands to hold it all in place as you're going round.

Would help if there was a grove in the calliper for the outer rubber and spring clip to sit in.

[Edited on 6/3/18 by SteveRST]






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scudderfish

posted on 14/3/18 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks, only swearing under my breath was needed in the end. Painkillers from my surgery mellowed me somewhat
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