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 Post subject: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:08 pm 
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I have searched for the answer to this question, but can't find it.

I need to source a right rear brake caliper for my EF wagon, and need to know which other models use the same calipers. I suspect that EL wagons are identical, but what about EF/EL sedans or even AU1s with live axle?

Can I use a left side caliper just by swapping the hose and bleed nipple around? Or are there internal differences too?

I stripped the threads out where the brake hose connects. If I can't find the right caliper, is it safe (and leak-free) to helicoil (thread insert) it?

Appreciate any help you guys and gals can provide.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:52 pm 
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All EF/EL use the same rear caliper, you can use wagon or sedan, or fairlane. EA - ED were different.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:05 pm 
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SWC wrote:
All EF/EL use the same rear caliper, you can use wagon or sedan, or fairlane. EA - ED were different.


Thanks very much. That will make it much easier to find one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:27 am 
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Series 1 AU is the same too on a live axle.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:20 pm 
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Hey, thanks for all the help. Have found one, and am putting new seals in now.

Cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:34 pm 
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Also I don't think you can swap calipers to opposite sides.
From memory I think the bleeder hole has a countersunk section at the bottom, whereas the fluid in is just a threaded hole.
If you can, have a look and confirm back here.

EDIT: Just thought too - the bleeder would then be below the fluid in, as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:00 pm 
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You are correct Snap, they are left and right just like the fronts.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Thanks Paul

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper Interchangeability - EF Wagon
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:24 am 
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Just looking at the caliper, I can see that the bleeder and hose bolt cannot interchange, as the surface has been machined differently, and the hose will not seat flush (ie, not seal) if you try to bolt it to the bleeder hole.

 

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