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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Rear Caliper tab broken

I'm just about ready to put my new Disco axle in my truck and I noticed one of the tabs on the caliper that the cotter pins go through to hold the pads in is broken, do you need both to secure the pads? I was thinking yes, but was hoping I could still use it.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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I'd guess you ideally need both. On the other hand I expect there isn't a lot of stress on them, so if it were mine I'd probably just weld or braze on some "meat" and drill a hole in it.
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Used Di calipers are cheap, having brakes fail is not, that being said, I would JB weld and drill if it were mine. Weld I would worry about over heating the seals in the caliper.
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purely academic at this point but that far away from the seals on such a big chunk of iron the heat should not be a problem. worst case take the seals out.

I have heated up brake cylinders to get the bleed screws out though I usually pull the cups first. The welding heat will be much more localized than the heat from the big dumb MAPP torch.

That said, I have spares on the shelf and would use those before attempting any welding heroics.

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Used Di calipers are cheap, having brakes fail is not, that being said, I would JB weld and drill if it were mine. Weld I would worry about over heating the seals in the caliper.
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especially JB weld heroics.....even a certified JB welder wouldn't fawk with brakes
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especially JB weld heroics.....even a certified JB welder wouldn't fawk with brakes
I have driven home, on separate occasions, with a stick jammed in and clamped down with a hose clamp on a broken brake line and a set of vice grips on a broken brake line.
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That said, I have spares on the shelf and would use those before attempting any welding heroics.
Yeah, if one had a spare that would be the best option. But welding or brazing would work in a pinch. Brazing probably the best since you'd have to use nickel rod on a cast iron housing.
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I have driven home, on separate occasions, with a stick jammed in and clamped down with a hose clamp on a broken brake line and a set of vice grips on a broken brake line.
I've always aspired to be more Ron like, but instead I've ended up carrying spare flex lines and parts to fix hard pipe........not sure where I went wrong.....there is no adventure in being prepared
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