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    Default Front calipers - no parts in the UK !!!

    This thread is no more than a rant at VX and VX spares in general

    Following on from http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=62279, I've stripped the o/s caliper down only to find, for whatever reason, the piston pot won't retract fully in to the caliper body - it goes in easily half way by hand then jams. It's as if the pot is tapered! I've rubbed everything down and still no luck. Without stripping the n/s one, I'm guessing it'll be the same scenario.

    Now the rant...........

    1) Local VX dealer doesn't have the seals kit to rebuild the calipers even if the pot did fit properly. Searched the parts database and nothing in the UK - 10 day wait from Germany, for that read "a lot longer". Also no pots in the country.

    2) So I resort to plan B - ask about re-con calipers. For dealer's answer, read 1) above.

    So thanks VX, you're going to make me spend £300-£400 on a 314mm brake upgrade (I've got 302mm at the moment). To cap it all, no transport then for the forseeable future. However, the original discs probably need replacing anyway.

    Not something I'd allowed for but I can't see another way forward if the car's to be back on the road within two weeks.
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    I had the same issue with the rear carrier's a while back.
    Give LMF a call and ask about a discount on the 314mm set up. I asked and got them down to 250 quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I had the same issue with the rear carrier's a while back.
    Give LMF a call and ask about a discount on the 314mm set up. I asked and got them down to 250 quid
    I've got to speak to Steve at LMF 2mrw as they're currently out of stock of 314mm kits. They are still doing them but as they'll have to source parts quickly to meet current enquiries, they might have to push the price up to £400

    This is the same price that Parts for Saabs are doing the 314 kit.

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    Surely those ppl that have had done the 314mm upgrade will have a spare caliper for you m8,worth asking......

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Surely those ppl that have had done the 314mm upgrade will have a spare caliper for you m8,worth asking......
    Good thinking Glen.
    I have a set of front caliper's in the shed that came off my signum.
    Not sure what size they are. 06 1.9 150.
    They only did about 15000 miles so i good shape.
    GTR Let me know if they will do you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    Good thinking Glen.
    I have a set of front caliper's in the shed that came off my signum.
    Not sure what size they are. 06 1.9 150.
    They only did about 15000 miles so i good shape.
    GTR Let me know if they will do you.
    Thanks for the offer Shan, much appreciated. I am however, possibly using this as an "excuse" to get the 314's on as I need new discs anyway. I'm speaking to LMF 2mrw and, depending on what's said, maybe phoning PartsforSaabs and trying to get them to discount from £400.

    LMF did say they might set up a group buy on the 314's but I'm in a rush.

    Will let you know how I get on 2mrw.

    Cheers guys.

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    Shan - I'm going down the route of 314's now. Thanks you once again for the offer of your 302's but I might as well go the whole hog

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Shan - I'm going down the route of 314's now. Thanks you once again for the offer of your 302's but I might as well go the whole hog

    No problem at all. They are in the shed if you or anybody else get's stuck.

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