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Old September 8th, 2010, 09:47 PM
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I will wait to see other reply's tonight and during the day tomorrow. If I have to I will hook them back up and pressurize them with no pads so I can scrub the crap out of the cylinders with a light brush...
I can't speak for Land Rovers, but with every other caliper I've dealt with (on a '90 Nissan, a mid-90s Explorer, and an '82 Jeep), the pistons pushed in to be flush with the gasket or the surface surrounding it. At some point the C-clamp was not just pressing on the piston, but the surface around the piston. Can you put your caliber in a vice somehow? If you don't have one (and a good mounting point), now might be a good time to invest in one
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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If they are that dirty/corroded you need to at least clean them off properly before trying to push them in (and in theory you can just push them in). But if they don't clean up to a smooth shiny surface you'll just damage the seal and/or contaminate the fluid, which is why it's best to just rebuild them. These are your brakes after all. If I were stuck on the side of the road and need to do this I'd wire brush/sand the ends as best I could, clean it really well and compress them all the way in. But then rebuild when I got home.

Anyway, Thomas has already bought new ones so the point is moot.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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It looks like I might have them rebuilt by a shop and sell them. Just not sure what they would be worth or I could get a kit from the UK that gives you Stainless cylinders and never have to worry about corrosion again.....

They are about 100$ plus shipping..
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