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Old 04-27-2004, 08:11 AM
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So yah, directions are there for a reason. For some reason I just forget that fact



So I am going to rebuild my front brakes, seems like an easy operation when all it involves is chaning the seals. So I start teraing the brakes apart and even get to the point where I removed the bridge bolts and took the two pieces apart Well, if anyone has read the FSM it boldly states: Do not remove the caliper bridge bolts. OOPS. Well, I am sure it will not kill anything but I am sure they told me NOT to do that because they don't even tell me how much to torque them.



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I will have pics and a how to later.
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:56 AM
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the english cars are the same way, it says DONT REMOVE in BIG BOLD letters, but then they sell the o ring?



i think you could just match an o ring up and be ok, or just buy a rebuilt caliper?
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English car?



Yah, the o'rings look fine but I was wondering what the torque should be. My buddy thought 40-50lb.
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Donk' date='Apr 27 2004, 10:36 AM
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Yah, the o'rings look fine but I was wondering what the torque should be. My buddy thought 40-50lb.
its a triumph, its got 2 piston calipers up front. i dunno about the torque spec
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I did it on two of my cars. Just got them tight. One has a ton of miles on it since....I sold it about 2 years ago. The other is my project car. Hardest thing is getting out the stuck pistions. My seals were fine on both but a couple of the pistons has some rust on them. Cleaned off the rust and they were back in service.



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i just did that job over the weekend. local mazda shop said 75flbs.
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:11 AM
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Do not remove? How are you supposed to hone them if the cylinders hapen to be shot?
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