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Time for new calipers

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How are the Centric calipers on fleabay and from local auto parts house? Just a daily driven street car. Suggestions?

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If it's not a tii you should be okay. Cheap reman's sometimes have poorly assembled boots and bad bleeders. Just thoroughly inspect first and install them to test. If not right of course return them.

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They are just fine. They do use the longer bleeders but i have purchased 2 sets of re-manufactured calipers and they have been just perfect. Could not be happier for a daily driver.

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remam'd calipers are a crap shoot. I dont care who is doing them....The quality control sucks.  Some are fine.. Others have to go back. Inspect them carefully before you install them and remove bleed screws and check for blasting media etc.

Make sure mating surfaces are evenly mated

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As much as I want to go fast, I want to make sure I can stop even more.

I sent my calipers to Rob @2002haus to be rebuilt.

No, not the cheapest but I don't scrimp on safety items.

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remam'd calipers are a crap shoot. I dont care who is doing them....The quality control sucks.  Some are fine.. Others have to go back. Inspect them carefully before you install them and remove bleed screws and check for blasting media etc.

Make sure mating surfaces are evenly mated

Steve,

Speaking of calipers, can you provide just one piston boot for a tii caliper?

 

Thread jack!

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I just clean them up myself, and put a seal kit in.

 

(since the thread is jacked...)

t

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Both of my calipers had a sticking piston, so I took them off, took them apart, broke a piston, replaced that piston ($10), cleaned the rust out of the end of the bores and put them back together.  They work as they should again.  

 

If you have a matched pair of ATE calipers, I would suggest taking them apart to inspect the bores for rust and look at the condition of the pistons, etc.  If they are in good shape, I feel it is worth the little bit of trouble to do as Toby does (generally true).

 

(if you want to see what I went through, it is here http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/167847-broken-brake-caliper-piston/ )

 

Tom

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Get the remanufactured calipers and then rebuild your old ones to leave on the shelf. Absolute worst case is you end up replacing all the pistons but they will most likely clean up with scotchbrite.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I went ahead and ordered a pair of centric calipers from my local auto parts house. I figured I'd try them out and get back on the road.

One of my calipers (the bad one), is the original. The other side has been replaced with some sort of remanufactured, non ATE unit. I figured I'd just put two fresh, matching, units on, that I know the history of. I have another set of stock ATE's that I have for future use. I'll have the new pair on Monday. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks again for the info. The car is slowly getting mechanically sound. As worn out as she is, it never ceases to amaze me how well she goes down the freeway, in 100% stock trim.

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