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RE: Parking brake, rear caliper
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Phil Payne
>I just can't think what 'special tools' you need for a caliper rebuild.
>Is there something special about 90 rear calipers? The only half-way exotic
>item needed on an ur-quattro is a piston retractor, but that's hardly rocket
>science - every car needs something similar. I made my own in half an >hour.
It depends on how far the rebuild goes. If its just piston seals and dust
caps, yes all you need is a retractor, but if the whole caliper is being
stripped, self adjuster, handbrake and all, then some sort of special tool is
needed to compress the self adjuster spring to allow the circlip to be fitted
during reassembly. Even this is nothing complicated, I made one from a cycle
bearing puller and a metal sleeve.
Rocket science, Phil? Isn't that a bit low-tech for a man who powers his
lights with dilithium crystals? :-)
88 Ur quattro