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Author Subject: Removing piston on caliper.
ian7675

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Post #1
Is there any other ways of removing a piston without using an air line? I don't have access to one so I will be a bit stuck Dunno

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 20:51
Niall

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Post #2
Depends how stuck in it is. You might be able to Just get a set of mulgrips lightly on the lip (before the dust seal rim). This is how i had to do the ones on my rear callipers as they were seized in big time.
Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 20:54
welshpug!

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Post #3
foot pump.

or stick it back on the car...

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 20:58
scotzman

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Post #4
I use a bike pump.
One of those track pumps which I have a pointy nozzle for.

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 21:05
Niall

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Post #5
Or bolt an old hose into it you have cut, take it down the petrol station and bang it on the tyre pump!
Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 21:12
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They do come out with a bang too. Smile

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 21:18
ian7675

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I was thinking of using the petrol station LOL

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 21:47
Niall

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Are you doing the rear or front callipers?
Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 21:52
ian7675

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Front. Also do you recommend clamping the brake hose or what?

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 22:21
Niall

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Post #10
If you have rubber hoses, clamp them to save the system running completely dry.

Ive never done a set of fronts before but the rears are wound in so you can turn it out then you only have to pull it out by about 5mm
Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 22:30
ian7675

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Cheers Niall.

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Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 22:35
owain

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To do mine, I left all the other brakes connected, put a g-clamp over the pistons I wanted to stay, then pumped my foot on the pedal, puts a tonne of pressure on the piston and it popped out nicely.

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 12:41
ian7675

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Surely all your brake fluid would fly out with it too? Dunno

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 13:50
beez_neez_gt

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Post #14
Blow in the hole, you're pretty good at that so should be no problems for ya.

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 13:54
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ian7675 wrote:
Surely all your brake fluid would fly out with it too? Dunno


i would like to think he is joking. if not i will be turning the internet off.

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 13:58
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You never know, I'd like to see a video of him doing it though LOL

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:00
gilesy

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I'd like a video of him doing that, but with Soulman catching teh piston with his teeth
Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:13
owain

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Well how are you planning on getting the piston out without leaking fluid? You can put a bit of wood in the caliper so the pistons don't come all the way out, you just need that one piston to be the only free one, then give it some pressure and it'll come right off. No scratching, no tools, simple as.

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:13
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Can't believe it's my birthday again
Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:14
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I know

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:16
ian7675

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I've never actually done it before and you're encouraging me to perform dangerous techniques, shame on you Owain.

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:17
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Post #22
you can get pliers that you can put inside the piston and work them loose with. but i prefer putting a hand grenade in there and sitting by to watch

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:20
ian7675

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Really? Where can I get a hand grenade for this, Halfords?

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:25
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sorry i meant HAM grenade. any deli counter or butchers should be able to help. it's like chicken wrapped in bacon, except it's a chunk of thick ham, wrapped in more ham. the ham is infused with gunpowder. and it has a wick in it which you just light and it is specifically designed for blasting pistons out of calipers

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Posted 30th Aug 2013 at 14:27
ian7675

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Nice one, I'm off to Tesco later so I'll ask at the counter if they have any. I hope you're not winding me up Rikky!

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