steer clear of Foreign Autopart rebuilds
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 2 06:18:06 EST 2002
David, caliper slide pins are built with 3 or 4 flats on the round pin. If
they wern't, one could not get the greased pin into the blind hole. The
flats both retain grease along the length of the pin when installed and
allow a path for air to escape when installing. A necessary part of the
design. Lots of perfectly good ones at your local AW.
> From: David Head <v8q at bellsouth.net>
> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 00:03:29 -0500
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: Re: steer clear of Foreign Autopart rebuilds
> I've seen them rusted up, but worse is when they wear to nearly squares. Makes
> calipers rattle over bumps.
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>> I believe that the thread was about rear calipers, not G60s. But further,
>> I've never seen caliper slide pins or bushings that needed replacing, front
>> or rear. Don't replace 'em if they ain't broke!
>>> From: David Head <v8q at bellsouth.net>
>>> Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 23:19:16 -0500
>>> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
>>> Cc: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>, 200q20V mailing list
>>> <200q20v at audifans.com>
>>> Subject: Re: steer clear of Foreign Autopart rebuilds
>>> The one part no one makes... One could make a mint selling replacements for
>>> Bernie Benz wrote:
>>>> Oh, relube your caliper slide pins and bushings, the only possible cause of
>>>> side to side uneven pad wear.
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