steer clear of Foreign Autopart rebuilds

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Tue Apr 2 06:18:06 EST 2002

My mistake and appologies!  You did say piston, not cylinder.  The rebuilder
may well have removed the chrome from the piston OD in a harsh attempt to
clean the part.  When buying rebuilt, one is always at the mercy of the


> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at>
> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 01:50:52 -0500
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: steer clear of Foreign Autopart rebuilds
> At 8:08 PM -0800 4/1/02, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Rather, of importance is the chrome plated piston surface which must move
>> relative to the seal.
> Exactly.  I never said anything about the cylinder walls...
>> T'ain't broke, just needing a little TLC!
> If you see my followup post, you can see clearly that the chrome
> finish has been destroyed near the top...and that there are a ton of
> surface defects, scratches, and spots where the surface has been worn
> severely(at the -base- of the piston, even!)
> I seriously doubt the caliper will form anything even remotely
> resembling a seal when I put new rotors+pads on and the most severely
> damaged area shifts back to the seal area...right now, the way it
> was, it was mostly smooth, undamaged metal mating with the seal.
> Brett
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