Thanks FOG! would the service portion be near universal to any brake system?
Yeah, About the same time it take to write a "help!" to the forum.yttfdyvt said:Alright, I messed this up despite your instructions.
I had one of the pistons clamped and was pumping the brake lever to push out the other piston. However I went too far and the second piston was pushed out all the way, when this happened all the brake fluid inside came out (over my jeans). So I put the piston back and crammed it in (without pouring in more brake fluid in the, which I'm guessing was a mistake) and pumped the break lever to try again. Now neither will move, I'm guessing its because the chamber behind them is now empty. Is there a faster way of filling up the caliper then squeezing that damn brake lever for 80 freakin hours?
Alright, managed to get them both out, guess all it takes is time.
yakfish said:FOG, thanks for the cookbook instructions. I'm a newb to working on brakes and there are a few details that aren't clear to me, if you'd be so kind as to enlighten me.
"Remove caliper disassemble and clean it."
"Clean and re grease the sliding pins."
...what do you use to clean the caliper and pins? I'm guessing "brake parts cleaner", but since it's not in the list of items in your posting, I thought I would check. What kind of grease do you use on the pins?
Ans: any sort of cleaner will work fine I like those super one Like Greqased lightning or the castrol purple stuff, nasty but effective. Any sort of grease will do , this is just a mechanical set of pins.
What do you use to polish the pistons? Is that what the steel wool is for? Use any chemicals along with that?
Yes you can use the steel wool if you need it. Caution here only brake fluid for the pistons and all the rubber parts.
Thanks again. I'm gonna give this a try in the next weekend or two.