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Rook78
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted March 02, 2005 03:24 PM  
Going thru entire brake system and need a little input. Putting new kits in MC's there was a lot of silt in the bottom. I am going to flush the lines as well and rebuild or replace the calipers.

1) Do I need to or should I use something other than brake clean to flush the lines?

2) I have never rebuilt calipers, should I rebuild or buy new?

Thanks
Rook

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted March 02, 2005 05:13 PM  
The brake cleaner should be fine for the lines. Be sure to dry out the lines with compressed air before you hook them back up also make sure there isn't any water in your air lines, if so just let it air dry for a little while before you hook the lines back up. I would buy new calipers, they aren't that expensive (that is if you use auto parts store calipers like I do)

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Rook78
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted March 03, 2005 06:42 AM  
I received my kits for the MC's last night, they were delivered to my house. I have Howe brand MC's 1" and 7/8". The 1" kit is exactly the same as what came out, the plunger is kind of hour glass shaped with the rubber attatched.

The 7/8 kit is different though, it has a solid plunger and came with an o-ring rubber, also the spring is shorter on that kit. I put it together, and it seems like it would work, did I get the wrong kit, or will this work?

Thanks again.
Rook

Mr. Badboy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted March 03, 2005 08:08 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Rook78:
Going thru entire brake system and need a little input. Putting new kits in MC's there was a lot of silt in the bottom. I am going to flush the lines as well and rebuild or replace the calipers.

1) Do I need to or should I use something other than brake clean to flush the lines?

2) I have never rebuilt calipers, should I rebuild or buy new?

Thanks
Rook


When the system is complete, pour in fluid from a sealed fluid container. Containers which have been opened gather moisture which is harmful to the brake system.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted March 03, 2005 08:16 PM  
Good Point badboy.
I have taken calipers apart to powdercoat them they are increadibly simple, a rubber ring and a metal sleeve. anyways, i only do this to new ones, i blow air in the inlet and pop them out, then powerdercoat them, clean the inside, and put the piston back in slowly with a c clamp or a hammer handle and just push evenly. they work just fine afterword. but for the money that new ones cost at autozone or orielly's they are not worth the time and labor to rebuild yourself. by the time you cleaned up the bore, and the piston, and replace the ring..

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