I'll check mine tomorrow just for kicks, will be interesting to see if it's seized before throwing it in the ever growing junk pile
Paul any recommendations for dismantling the callipers. Did you throw up a guide. I just pulled the piston out and cleaned everything up. Is there a more suited way?
ok, I am sure I will be fine, managed the first so I think we will be ok, I will have to get some clip tools to fashion then tomorrowfront and/or rear?
fronts easy enough. pistons out, assess and replace anything that's not perfect or compromised. fitting the dust boot is a faff on
rears. unscrew the piston out, assess condition of piston & seals. again reinstalling that dust boot is a real faff
to disassemble the rear caliper handbrake mech will require a special modded tool to remove the retaining c-clip, which I posted a pic off on ur blog.
some info bout the insides are on this page
Right so to remove the handbrake arm, do you need to get to the c-clip to the bottom of the piston retraction shaft?
What grease did you use and for where mate ?yup
-first unbolt the external arm return spring to unload the arm
-apply some pressure on top of the spring cap thing (a small long socket & extension?) to push down against the coil spring and releave the force off the c-clip
-then the tricky bit where you need the special tool to slide deep down the narrow gap bore and able to squeeze n slide the big c-clip out
-once the clips out, the rest of the mechanism assembly pops out (right of pic) and then the handbrake arm can be released (left of pic)
What grease did you use and for where mate ?
i think you,ll find that most k11 load valves have seized up long ago chris, and the members that lock up have it seized in the open position, my white car does,nt lock up, and here,s the valve on the red car (both pistons seized)