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#1 rocki033



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

So I have two left over small rubber tubes after doing the front brakes. They are about 1 inch long and 1/8 inch hole.  Its not the caliper pin sleeves, but I am thinking it might be part of the lower pin. That pin has an indention and thought maybe it fell off when taking them in out. 


 Any ideas? I just found it laying on the floor after I finished, never saw it come off.





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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:39 PM

bleeder covers?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

The lower slide pin has a captive rubber sleeve, but it's only ~1/4" long.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:21 AM

Could be indeed the lower slide-pin sleeve. Here there is an exploded view:



I assume it is part a4 (under label 12) 

I have removed these on both sides because it caused my slide pin to be jammed and took me 2 hours with a hammer to carefully get it out.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:27 PM

rverdoold, that is it. Thanks. That is what I was assuming it to be, but when I put it on it didn't freely push back in. 


So you havent been using it without issue?



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:52 PM

Yes until now (40 k miles) It did not gave any problems. Probably when I will replace my brake pads and discs next time I will order a refurbish kit and try them again but that will be at least an other 60k away. Until then I drive it like it is now.


What I do at every interval (7.5k) is taking the brake pads off the car, and check if they can move freely, additionally I clean and regrease the slide pins too (slidepin grease from european brake vendor) and apply copper paste on the brake pads and guide plates.

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