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 Post subject: Help: pushing piston into caliper when changing brake pads
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:30 pm 
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Hi, as the title says, how do you push the piston into the caliper? in the manual it just says to do it by hand, but it doesnt wanna go in, unless im not trying hard enough, and im not a small guy so... any tips? thanks
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:34 pm 
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i used a g-clamp on mine ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:42 pm 
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ahh good idea..i'll see if i can find one laying around somewhere
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:22 pm 
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g clamp worked a treat, thanks for the help
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:39 pm 
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Use a G clamp but leave the old brake pad on the piston for a flat surface.
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:33 am 
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For the fronts use the g-clamp, but the rear caliper piston has a twist type piston which needs to be twisted back into place, you can get a tool that goes on a socket of just just a good screw driver and g-clamp in the right way.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:43 am 
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The screw type is for X series and EA. Basically the type that doesnt have the seperate handbrake shoe. pair of multi grips can be used on these types but be sure not to damage the boot.
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:22 am 
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It actually extends to the last of the boxcars mate (ed). I think they got rid of it on the early ef's, havent pulled apart an ef caliper yet, gonna rebuild my calipers when we get back to tafe.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:25 am 
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can el calipers be used on ebs is the fit the same
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:46 am 
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Ef and El have another brake system inside the centre of the disk to act as a handbrake i believe. Therefore theyre missing the handbrake mechanism in the caliper and shouldnt be used on the box cars.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:12 am 
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The EF EL calipers wont work on earlier models, there is no arm off the caliper for the handbrake cable to attatch to. The EF handbrake system is still used through til the current BF.
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