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    Default Front brake imbalance

    Got an advisory for the above on the MOT last week.

    Discs are pretty new, so fairly sure they're not warped. Pads don't have too many miles on their either.

    What's the best way to service the calipers?

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    the imbalance means one side is braking better that the other

    one of the most common problems for this is that the sliders and rubber grommets they run through get all dirty

    when you remove the caliper you undo the sliders ( 7mm allen key )

    once youve taken the caliper off the best thing to do is remove the sliders ( they just pull out and then remove the rubber grommet they run through ( just pulls out)

    clean both bits up and the replace the rubber grommet

    once the grommet is bak in place properly put a small amount of oil or copper grease on the slider and slide in back into the grommet and you will notice it will slide very freely

    viola job done

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