Brakes again

Schaible, David David.Schaible at
Wed Aug 18 10:16:11 EDT 2004

I broke a guide pin off with not so much torque, proved to be most
inconvenient, if you can't work it back and forth after soaking, buy the
boot kit or remove the boot and hit it with the torch, I was able to
remove the broken pin with an extractor after torching it but it was not
easy.  I never saw any stock 91 rear calipers that do not need the
piston to be turned (as it says in the Bentley)....i go old school with
a c clamp and  channel fine, just be mindful of the
piston boot.

David Schaible

JRS Pharma LP
2981 Rte 22
Patterson, NY 12563

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil and Judy Rose [mailto:pjrose at] 
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 1:26 PM
To: Derek Pulvino
Cc: 200q20v at
Subject: Re: Brakes again

At 9:43 AM -0700 8/13/04, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Ok, pulled off the caliper last night and as predicted, one of the 
>guide pins is sticking.  All boots are fine, so no need to purchase 
>replacements, but anybody have any suggestions on how to remove 
>frozen guide pins?
>I thought about turning it with a wrench to break it free, but the 
>nightmare scenario I pictured was turning to the breaking point. 

Apply a bunch of good penetrating oil and then give it some time-- 
before working back and forth carefully with a decent wrench. 
Breaking is not very likely, IMHO, since these are thick, solid steel 
rods (unlike bolts that are weakened by threading). However take care 
not to round off the flats with overly exuberent wrenching.

*  Phil & Judy Rose           Rochester, NY  *
*        mailto:pjrose at       *
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