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Richman711

Hi

Basically I can wobble the calipers a fair bit, the pads are completly loose, they are vw 2 calipers with vw1 carriers. I did have the same problem a few months back and solved it by just giving the brakes a gd bleed, but this time bleeding makes no difference. Oh and the bolts that hold them to the struts are tight

Any advice guys?

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Gaz

You are perhaps missing the spring clips that stop the pads moving around?

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Richman711

Ye I'm pretty sure the clips arnt there but would that let the calipers rattle or just the pads? Have some clips of my old vw 1 calipers so hopefully they fit

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harris.racing

Slightly off topic. But can you get these springs new anywhere?

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Gaz
Ye I'm pretty sure the clips arnt there but would that let the calipers rattle or just the pads? Have some clips of my old vw 1 calipers so hopefully they fit

Just the pads. loose calipers would be the slider bolt sleeves or boots, more likely the boots.

Clips should be the same

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Cymro

Anyone know of somewhere other than the stealership for the sliders and sleeves?

Remember asking for prices a few months ago and I would have needed more than lube for what they wanted for some parts.

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Gaz

I rebuilt a set of VWIIs earlier this year with a rebuild kit of ebay

It came with the updated slider boots which do away with the ptfe sleeves

I can't find the link now but I have found this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-JETTA-LU...=item35bfe94e95

You'll need to order 2 lots. In some ways it's better than the kit I bought as it comes with new sleeves and bolts. Mine was just the rubber parts pictured plus the piston seals.

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Cymro

That's perfect Gaz, thanks for that. Been searching for the repair stuff for ages but keep drawing up a blank or I could find the bolts but nothing else.

Thanks again.

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nige8021

I got the bolts, steel tubes, ptfe liners and rubber boots from VW last month for £12.20 (both sides)

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nige8021
£12.20 for the lot? :shock:

Yep four bolts, four tubes etc :-D

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harris.racing

Gonna say I went TPS and wasn't too bad. Piston seal kit too

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Cymro
£12.20 for the lot? :shock:

Yep four bolts, four tubes etc :-D

What did you offer to get that price? :lol::lol::lol:

I think the tubes were about £12 each if not more, bolts were £3 odd each.

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Richman711
I rebuilt a set of VWIIs earlier this year with a rebuild kit of ebay

It came with the updated slider boots which do away with the ptfe sleeves

I can't find the link now but I have found this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-JETTA-LU...=item35bfe94e95

You'll need to order 2 lots. In some ways it's better than the kit I bought as it comes with new sleeves and bolts. Mine was just the rubber parts pictured plus the piston seals.

Spot on for the link, cheers:)

Gonna fit the old calipers for now, and order the repair kit

Cheers for the help guys

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nige8021
£12.20 for the lot? :shock:

Yep four bolts, four tubes etc :-D

What did you offer to get that price? :lol::lol::lol:

I think the tubes were about £12 each if not more, bolts were £3 odd each.

Can't find the receipt at the moment but the I know the bolts were only around 40p ea

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Cymro

Anyone got access to ETKA and can give us a full price?

everything thats in the rebuild kits.

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nige8021
Anyone got access to ETKA and can give us a full price?

everything thats in the rebuild kits.

49mm bolt 0.27€uros

59mm Bolt 0.34€uros

set of guide bushes 10.6€uros

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Cymro

proof that Sinclair VW/Skoda/Audi are rip off merchants.

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Gaz

This thread is for VWIIs already. :-)

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Frascano
This thread is for VWIIs already. :-)

Have you got an updated or still listed ebay add?

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Gaz

I had to blow the pistons out with compressed air at work. As for re-assembly, once I figred out a way to get the dust seal to seat properly It was fine. Took a while to do the first one but the second one took minutes.

The key is to use plenty of new brake fluid on the piston seal, the piston and the cylinder walls. This will stop the brake fluid seal from getting damaged when you push the piston past it.

You need to put the dust seal on the piston first, at the base of the piston. (oppoiste end of the piston to where the groove the dust seal sits in is)

Then feed the dust seal into the groove on the the caliper. This is the fiddly bit!

Once the dust seal is sat properly in the caliper only then do you try and insert the piston into the cylinder. If you try and seat the dust seal with the piston inserted into the caliper you'll probably damage the seal. It's also difficult to try and fit the piston through the dust seal after you've fitted the seal to the caliper. You end up inverting the seal and you don't want to do this as you'll struggle to make it right again.

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mini_mayhem

this has sticky potential IMHO

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