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Author Subject: Front Brake Piston Removal Q
iplay

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Post #1
I don't have an air line to remove the brake piston.
Is it possible to put a drip tray under the brakes and squeeze the brake pedal gently to pop it out? Whistle

Posted 21st Mar 2016 at 08:57
welshpug!

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Post #2
yes, done it many a time.

another option is a foot pump, or a grease gun.

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Posted 21st Mar 2016 at 10:26
allye

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Post #3
Air works really really well, just make sure you put some thick cardboard or something infront on the casting for the piston to hit. They come out with quite some force some times so needs a soft landing!

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Posted 21st Mar 2016 at 16:44
welshpug!

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Post #4
yep, as air compresses there's sill a lot of energy behind the piston, so its actually far safer to use something liquid to push the piston out.

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Posted 21st Mar 2016 at 19:15
tvrfan007

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Post #5
As per first reply it's safe to do so. Done it myself before, both intentionally and unintentionally!

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