[ROVERNET - UK] Brake parts for Ali...
smokeandsteam at san.rr.com
Tue Aug 8 06:01:39 BST 2006
What's the problem?
Calipers and cylinders can be sleeved if the bores are corroded and then
rebuilt as normal. which process is usually cheaper and faster than =
replacements and then having them rebuilt - they also have the advantage
that the sleeves are commonly stainless or bronze which won=92t corrode =
the piston seals. (This is the usual reason lightly used cars get =
leaks - you get a little bit of corrosion forming in the bore around the
piston seal and the seal in turn picks up tiny loose particles of rust =
score the bore; the best cure is prevention - drive your car every few
The front calipers are pretty resistant to all but the worst abuse - =
you've separated the halves you can usually rescue apparent scrap units.
Strip, shot blast add sleeves and rebuild as usual and they'll be better
Now as to the master cylinder it looks as if one for a later series 1 =
will work if yours is beyond hope - there's lot of trade support for =
I do have some spare master cylinder castings (no internal workings) if =
want to try and rebuild one. =20
Does anyone have a spare front brake caliper and Master cylinder for a =
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