Tip for brake caliper piston removal

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Re: Tip for brake caliper piston removal

Post #16 by DocRoot » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 am

I'd much rather deal with the grease than more brake fluid.


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Re: Tip for brake caliper piston removal

Post #17 by Don R » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 pm

In this order, caliper in a coffee can and pump it out with the M/C. if there are twin pistons, use a c clamp on the slower one. air won't work at this point so grease gun next.
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Re: Tip for brake caliper piston removal

Post #18 by Sidecar Bob » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:42 am

Shouldn't that be "use a c clamp on the faster one"? You need to make sure it doesn't pop out before the slow one moves too far...

BTW: I read somewhere about using internal pipe wrenches to remove (or at least loosen) caliper pistons. I bought a set but they are really too small; I did try it once (I had to jam something in beside the biggest one in my set) and itworked but the grease gun works better for me.
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Re: Tip for brake caliper piston removal

Post #19 by Don R » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:14 pm

Yup, you got me there, it should read faster or first one.
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