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front brake arguments
Posted 08 September 2003 - 01:58 PM
and i got into a argument with front calipers
cause of the stupid gotta turn the piston in
do they actually make a tool to fit those notches?
if not anyone got a sketch of something i can make to do the job ?
or do i just beat it against my forehead and hope they go in?
Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:00 PM
if its an old crusty caliper, you can use a channel lock plier to get the first or second turn, as it will free up as you turn it
make sure the parking brake is off when you bleed the caliper
if its rear disc, then you dint need to turn the piston, just push it in, because there is no parking brake mechanism on the rear
the parking brake mechanism on the front is why the pistons turn in rather than push in
Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:16 PM
around here you go to the parts counter and tell them you need parts for an 84 4x4 subaru, they are like
"it's not listed, what kind of truck was that?"
hell, you have to order away for intake gaskets!
its not worth the hassle for me in my opinion, they wouldnt have it in stock
but that's here in redneck central
"one of those foreign jobbers"
Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:35 PM
is there a specific name for the turn in tool?
or is it just a brake piston turner doohicky?
and well i don't smoke
i just drink
and a bottle of ever clear lasts me about 2 weeks at about a shot a day for breakfast before bed
Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:08 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:18 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:46 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 09:37 PM
Also, I open up the bleeder a little before I do mine, makes it easier.
Posted 08 September 2003 - 09:46 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 11:08 PM
Posted 09 September 2003 - 09:37 PM
Posted 09 September 2003 - 09:58 PM
They must be turned in.
The 4 buck 6-way cube is the way to go.
Keep in mind that returning the piston to the bottom of the cylinder will force fluid back to the master. If you've been topping it off, be ready for a mess.
Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:09 PM
i've tried pliers, and they work fine, but using the special tool made the job many times easier and faster.
sometimes, special tools = lots of $$, but also remember, special tools = less kicking the car.
Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:18 PM
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