[ROVERNET - UK] P6B rear brakes

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Sat Nov 24 22:07:57 GMT 2007

My memory is that it goes right back, you have room for new pads.
Will  the piston turn?  Has it screwed back to this 3mm?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Wilkins" <raymond.wilkins at bigpond.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 6:27 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B rear brakes

> Yes, back on this old chestnut again. I am in the process of replacing the
> rear calipers on my P6B which is something I have not done before. When I
> inserted the pads they were very tight and the disc would not move. When I
> looked at the piston inside the caliper, it was proud by about 3mm. I
> decided to bite the bullet and remove the calipers from the car and onto 
> the
> bench for easier access. After checking the manual and rotating the piston
> clockwise it would still not move back flush with the caliper body. If I
> move the handbrake bracket, the piston rotates and clicks which would seem
> to indicate all is well inside the caliper (which has been reconditioned 
> by
> myself and a very experienced Rover Car Club of Australia member) but I
> still cannot get the pistons flush with caliper body (it's the same on 
> both
> calipers).
> Is it OK for the piston to be proud by 3mm? or must it be flush? Apart 
> from
> rotating the piston, is there any other way of moving it back? All help
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Ray Wilkins
> 1976 P6B
> Melbourne Australia
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