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Old 14 Feb 2008, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time for 4pot overhaul me thinks

Pads are wearing uneven on both my fronts, pretty sure one of the insides is metal-metal with the disc, noticed it last night outer pads look like theres loads left on em,txt me mate who works at a scooby dealer to see how much a service kit of sorts is for em-awaiting call bk from him.

Thing is back pads are about knackered too lol great

so thats 2 sets of mintex 1155`s req`d an service kits for calipers, thats me skint

Place fairly local to me usually has the pads in stock ,aint puttin em in till ive sorted these calipers out though.

Aint heard bk from me mate yet so will probly end up ringin him at work tomorrow however rang local dealer and the price of a service kit from subaru for both 4pot calipers is 17.77+vat

Subaru part no for the service kit is 26297FAO51 should anyone need it.
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Pick my caliper service kits up tomorrow-gone for the genuine subaru ones off my mate though only managed to get the vat knocked off,question is now do i paint them whilst theyre off? ive painted em black previously mainly so i dont have to clean em but thinkin i ought to really whilst they`re off,think ive got some old peugeot mauritius blue paint in the garage thats near enough.

Short of using that got some more hammerite smooth finish dark blue(used the black previously an its been fine)
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Caliper seals/dust seals were an easy job all round really though not convinced by the design of the caliper youre ever gonna get an equal amount of pressure either side the disc an think it`l always be a case of more pressure to the insides due to where the hose connects.

Not even that convinced the pistons wont still stick as they werent pitted at all theyre just that tight in the seals and ever so slightly off dead even the piston just sticks when moved-also issues with say the top piston not moving and lower one ok so one of the pads from an inside were worn to the backplate of the pad one end and about 5mm on the other end-like i say were expecting some sort of pitting/wear on the piston but no just a clean and they were like new so who knows-not convinced im gonna be wow`d by the difference though(other than better pads anyway)

Ended up brush painting calipers-too rusty to be honest to even think about spraying an getting a good finish.





Think i had me moneysworth out this pad pmsl




Gonna need tidying under here sometime



Anyone wanting a guide see here but were so easy.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881881
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