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    Arrow Caliper Strip and pads,arrrgggghhhhhh!!!!!

    Following on from this thread, today i managed to remove the caliper and strip it down,cleaned piston and put it back correctly,refit it to car and fitted new rear pads,bled complete system 3 times and happy with a job well done................

    Well not really,the dustcap had perished and with all the heat the caliper had produced it had adhered itself to the caliper,so couldn't reuse it,so on the look out for a new seal kit and another weekend i'll strip it all down again and give the caliper an overhaul

    Just to let everyone know,the handbrake is a ****** to remove from the caliper,but with alot of wd40 it does eventually come out Also if you haven't checked your rear brakes in the last 20k then do it now,mine were replaced at 72k,i've now done 113k,so a little over due all in all not a bad job but made it even worse with hail,sleet and snow i had today and temperature didn't get over 3 degrees

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    Looks like ya did a good job there Glen, had experience of removing the handbrake caliper cable as you say its a complete nightmare to remove. At least it'll be easier now when you get the new seal kit
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    Good job Glen not he best day to do it
    Might have to pop down to yours when i get my pad's and disc's if your up for a challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Good job Glen not he best day to do it
    Might have to pop down to yours when i get my pad's and disc's if your up for a challenge
    Bring it down mate,always willing help.................

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    i need mine doin on the back dont fancy doin the by my self anyone near lancster way wanna help me please lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Bring it down mate,always willing help.................
    Awesome Glen your a star

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    soory to highkack the thread but i would love someone to help me fit my rear brakes, so if anyone out there lives near newport south wales and knows wot there doing pls,pls give ole mucker a hand

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    Could drive into devon and we could have a small mini meet and get brakes and detailing done

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    lol
    hmmm cold be an idea but i think it wud be cheaper all round to get them done at stealers lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Well not really,the dustcap had perished and with all the heat the caliper had produced it had adhered itself to the caliper,so couldn't reuse it,so on the look out for a new seal kit and another weekend i'll strip it all down again and give the caliper an overhaul
    Did you know dealers supply the protective cap seperately - 93187990 PROTECTIVE CAP £4.88 + vat. HTH

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