[Top] [All Lists]

Rookie move

Subject: Rookie move
From: "Thomas Wannenburg" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 08:28:46 -0500 (EST)
  I have been rebuilding my front brake calipers.  It seems that the brake fluid
and brake hoses were factory original in my car and it had been sitting about 2 
years before I got it.  Having cleaned all the junk out of the cylinders ( no 
pitting fortunately), I have reassembled them, replaced the seals and re - 
installed them only to find that there is a small recess on the disc side of 
each piston and I should have oriented these correctly.  The recesses are so 
shallow that I didn't notice them.  Both calipers are back on the car with the 
pistons in random orientation. The manuals I have say "note how the recesses are
oriented & place back the same way."  Can anyone tell me the purpose of these 
recesses and should I redo the job - if so how are they oriented?  Thanks.

Tom 74 Midget

Thomas Wannenburg MD.
Cardiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest Univ

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>