advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

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advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by johntl » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:55 pm

I have a 2001 hdi 110 saloon , its done 165k
Its time I got the calipers all round overhauled , as I 'm getting sick of the squeeling, rubbing sounds around the car.
Does anybody know of a good place to get overhaul kits from including the pistons, sliders etc, also looking on the interweb there seems to be 2 types which could be fitted to my car ??? ATE and ?????
Any advice much appreciated
price of remanufactured calipers seems high !!

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by stevewalsh » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 pm

Used these for seal kits, Good stuff right price

http://www.biggred.co.uk/

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:31 am

I bought a new set some years ago - cost £75 for the pair - I just put some plastilube under the sheathes to keep the sliders from sticking 8)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2354111039

I couldn't find any prices on the site Steve posted about, maybe because I'm using my phone....
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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by stevewalsh » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:44 am

I think the overhaul kit was about 25 quid, with all the seals and rubbers etc for 2 callipers

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:59 am

That's a good price.
Truthfully I fitted the new ones, then got the old ones sliding thanks to a hammer and a vice, then lubed them up and sold them on 8)
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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by johntl » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm

thanks for the info guys, think I'm going to fit the new rears for £83. free postage (no returning old ones as they are new) and as you say you can free the old ones and poss sell them on ! :wink:
trying to find front ones ?? for a good price ??

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by johntl » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:11 pm

update:

Had the car booked in to get the brakes sorted tomorow, just got the car started in car park when finished work tonight and CRACK, the car is going nowhere !
front spring snapped, had to get it recovered to the garage. to get that sorted as well !!!
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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by Doggy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:30 pm

Bad luck. :(
It does happen occasionally. The quick/dirty fix is a 2nd hand strut from a scrappy.
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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:43 am

That is bad luck, but I've only ever know a spring to fail when stationary. Get the garage to look at the strut top bearings as when these start to fail then the stress of the front wheels turning is taken by the spring, not the bearings - leading to them snapping.
It won't happen when the car is moving as there is much less resistance.
It's a pity, but at least it can be done in one visit :?
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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by johntl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm

Not good:

when n/s spring snapped it did some damage it needs: drop link, drive shaft boot, flexi brake pipe, top bearing/mount (most of ball bearing fell out) ,
getting the other spring done as well !
so with the cost of getting the the brake bits fitted as well, I'm looking at decent sized bill ! :frown: :frown: :(

The joys of motoring :frown:

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by johntl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm

total cost £380 lets hope it was worth it?

both strut top mount bearing nakt, most likely caused spring failure

So work done :
new strut top mounts / bearings (both)
2 new springs
drop link n/s
driveshaft boot
flexi hose n/s
supplied parts:
2 new rear calipers + pad pins
2 rear drop links
new pistons & seal kit for front calipers

not a bad price for the work done I think

car back on form , no noisey brakes :)

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Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:11 pm

I think that is a very reasonable price - about £1 per day over the year to have all that work done - excellent :cheesy:
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