UFO caliper questions

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Sep 20 17:00:54 EDT 2005

> From: Rbade12 at aol.com
> Are rebuild kits available for UFO calipers?
If the boots are all good you don't need rebuild kits.  I've never tried to
find them.
> What purpose does the thin
> steel rod a couple inches long with the small puck on the end, on the  back of
> the caliper serve?
It must be a vibration suppressing tuned circuit?
> I've got an extra set of calipers that I cleaned today. The 2 halves of the
> caliper seem to be prevented from coming apart by the rubber boot over the
> thicker of the 2 slider pins.
The caliper is all one piece, what do you mean 2 halves?  If the caliper
slides freely on the carrier don't mess with the guide pins or their boots.
Just blow the piston free from the caliper, piece of wood across the caliper
to catch the piston, and clean up the internals.  Reuse the seal and boot.

>I don't want to tear that boot [which seems to
> be a distinct possibility if I try to free it up] unless I can replace it.
> A good source of UFO rotors? Anyone cyro treated UFO rotors?
Don't replace your rotors!  Rotors tend to wear true, and will be better
than anything you might spend big bucks on.

> Thank you!
> Bob

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