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    When I replaced the discs and pads on my 2.2dti sri the rubber boots on the rear brake pistons were quite badly perished & the pistons seized. They took a bit of work to retract but I put a small spot of lithium grease on and gently worked them free again. I wasn't expecting this so didn't have replacement boots, so cleaned out the crud from the old ones and refitted them and until now they've been fine. Last night I got home from the in-laws (30 miles away) and the back discs were red hot leading me to assume they've seized again!

    Is it likely to just be a case of free up the pistons again, grease up and fit some new rubber boots or will it be a bigger job than that? A quick search found a mention of a caliper servicing kit, is this what I'll need to do the job?

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    Probably easier and cheaper to get replacements from a spares or breakers yard

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    Isn't that overkill?

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    Buy a pair of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brake-Caliper-...item3a60a92f44
    Problem solved

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    get new slider rubbers clean up caliper copper grease slider bolts jobs a good un

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    get new slider rubbers clean up caliper copper grease slider bolts jobs a good un

    Is there an easy way of finding the part numbers for the rubbers or will the stealer understand what I'm after if I try and explain?

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    they must be a common request

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    Ill give em a bell at lunch time and see if I can order a pair.

    Cheers

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