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    How easy is it to refurbish a front caliper with a £15 repair kit off fleabay ?. My outer pad had worn down twice as much as the inner. Car also pulls to that side too.
    Ive changed pads and discs and cleaned/greased the sliders but it still does it.

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    Ive done it on my bike it involves pressing the brake pedal untill the cylinder pops out u might want to put a pair of mole grips on the rubber hose to stop air going right up The system but put them on glently as u dont want to damage the hose, it is going to be messy make sure u keep it away from paint u to keep. And wen u put seals in dont nip them and take ure time, dont use greese use brake fluid to lubricate the cylinder and seal etc as the greese goes hard over time and gums them up, I learned all this the hard way

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    Put two half inch sockets over the jaws of the mole grips when you nip the flexi-pipe, you are less likely to cut the pipe with the curved outer surfaces of the sockets.

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