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Old July 15th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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brake caliper piston

Is it much of a job to take these out, i have one sticking. Also is it better to buy nrw ones or clean the old. Been in plenty of water and mud over the years and never cleaned

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Old July 15th, 2009, 09:00 AM
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You can use compressed air to pop them out. You have the caliper off anyway so just replace it. Thats what I did last time that happened to me. After you pay for a rebuild kit and fiddle with it it's just easier to pop a new caliper on.

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Old July 15th, 2009, 09:01 AM
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Rubber tipped airgun pops them right out. YOu have to make sure to hold the other side in place though with something.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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There is a guy in the UK selling s/s brake pistons.

I can search for his web/phone/mail if you're interested.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 10:56 PM
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Easy to get out, in a pinch you can just use pliers.

Personally, I'd suggest replacing instead of cleaning. When I rebuilt mine, the plating was flaking off of the pistons causing it to rip the seals. And the areas that the plating had already come off was rusting enough to further cause leaks and sticking.

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