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    Default Rear caliper refurbishment

    My car failed its mot for a few things, one being the handbrake recording little or no effort on N/S.

    Refurb calipers are £130, not too keen on second hand either so thinking about a refurb kit?

    Anyone ever done it?

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    Yes matey, parts are available, may, only may, have the parts here somewhere, you can buy the kit online too. when I did my conversion I found a thread gone for the bleed nipple on a rear 292. if you go into a dealership and ask for a recon one and if they dont have one, they will send out a new one for half the price iirc...

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    what model is yours matey...

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    found the kits on ebay.

    Is the caliper refurb an easy job to do? Im pretty handy with the spanners, just need to know if any specialist tools are needed?

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    just a rewind tool for the piston, the piston seals go in no problem, just put a smear of brake fluid on them to lubricate, its the dust seal from the piston to the caliper that can be a pain...

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    its an 04 1.9 cdti sri,

    no special tools needed for the handbrake mechanism? I believe the lever the handbrake cable sits in has seized

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    Here is a refurb kit, not sure how price compares to what youve found ....

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    is that £60 for a refurbed caliper????

    If it is, Ill be buying that!!

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    I think they are new matey...
    £60 if you have solid rear discs
    £65 if you have vented matey, bit cheaper than you were expecting eh, you tried Euro car parts or not...

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    pretty sure theyre solid but Ill double check tomorrow. Eurocar parts were also around £130

    Motor failed on a lot of things, 2 tyres, power steering leak, rear caliper, rear arb bushes, rear rose bushes, front springs broken so every saving I can find helps.

    Thanks very much for that link, youve saved me at least £60 plus that hassle of a refurb!! Much appreciated.

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