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    My caliper was sticking badly so got the rebuilt kit (pistons and seals). My mechanic says though when he split the calipers 2 o rings were done, whick arnt in the rebuild kit.

    anyone know what hes on about? Tried searching in ebay but not sure what im looking for.

    any help appreciated

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    Its the two small seals that sit in their recesses where the brake fluid passes from one half/side of the calliper to the other. Any kit I've bought does include them tho. I used import parts on ebay and big red. I'll see if I have a pic.

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    This is them in the bottom of the pic


    And this is where tHey go (internet pic)
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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    bigh sigh on his thread included a very detailed breakdown on the refurb of the calipers

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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    He says he double checked but no sign of them. Anywhere i can buy them? Or could i bring it to a motor factors and get one the same?

    Btw thanks for the quick replies

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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    Just go to a motor factors and get a set of multi sized o-rings, you may get a suitable o-ring for it

    dont actually need to split the caliper to replace piston, seals and dust caps

    if you were closer to belfast i have 2 here you could have had left over from a refurb i done
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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    +1 for that, I didn't split mine when doing it though I imagine it might make cleaning them a hell of a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bludgod View Post
    +1 for that, I didn't split mine when doing it though I imagine it might make cleaning them a hell of a lot easier.
    I split mine as you can get right into the piston recesses and give them a good clean and see 360 degrees round it.
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    which is why i only did one caliper and ended up sending them both off to scoobyworx as those stupid little rubber boots for the pistons where doing my nut in!

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    Lol they are easy.

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    aye when I realised that I had only taken the top layer of dirt off and the layer that I thought was metal was actually YET MORE COMPACTED **** - that's when I decided to send them off as I needed the car back on the road sooner.

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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    I found fitting the godspeed SS pistons and seal key transformed mine. I also polished up the caliper recesses to aid to the slippyness of the pistons.

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    Default Re: anybody rebuilt their calipers?

    Thanks again guys. mechanic says he knows a guy who worked at a subaru dealers in enniskillen so hopefully get sorted. if not maybe some kind soul could post me some if they have any spare!

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    I found a set I had left over from my rebuild. Not sure if they are any good but your welcome to collect them if you want

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