5 Hanging rear caliper Bernie says:

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Mon Apr 18 09:35:37 EDT 2005

You are correct WHEN:
The piston is fully retracted and when the piston is partially pushed out of 
the bore...........
My comments and experience is when the piston is pushed out farther than your 
examples above: Pads down to the backing plate, very thin, beyond the service 
depth recommended....................here gravity or the rotor torque from 
clamping can cause the cock, droop, misalignment of the piston.
This has been spoken over and over in my previous posts.
Ingo's "example" said:
"The piston is extended far enough
that when the caliper is removed, the piston hangs up on the pad (more
likely the spring clip) and once removed, has become cockeyed."

In a message dated 4/18/2005 12:36:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
b.benz at charter.net writes:
> >> Bernie:  Just like a dowell extended far out of its hole, or any 
>> cylindrical object pushed far enough out of its bore: will droop, sag, 
>> whatever....that's physics.  Period.
> BS, 
> Scott!   You must believe that gravity sucks it askew.  The 
> piston will always align itself perpendicular with the pad's backing plate, 
> a 

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