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Re: Splitting Calipers

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Subject: Re: Splitting Calipers
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 21:05:28 -0700

The "square" O-ring most certainly is still available! Moss sells them under
their part number 180-285, just over a buck apiece.

British Sportscar Center

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Date: Sunday, June 03, 2001 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Splitting Calipers

>As for calipers, the best policy is not to split them - the factory O ring
>almost NEVER gives problems - remember, it doesn't have to seal a moving
>surface as the piston seal does, it just sits in there, compressed.  If you
>have to, a suitably sized round section O ring will nicely replace what was
>in most cases, I believe, a square section (now unobtainable) seal. Do be
>careful with the bolts, and use a Grade 8 replacement, even if you have to
>buy longer bolts to get the exact thread length, and have them machined to

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