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6N2 Front Brakes Complete Overhaul Questions.

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cosaw

Car: 6N2 1.4 Petrol, 8 valve, 146,000 miles.  My level of experience: Genreal servicing - Oil, Filters etc. , Cam Belt and Water Pump, Rear Drum Brakes Complete Overhaul.

 

Hi all, 

 

Getting ready to do front brake overhaul: New Discs and Pads, Caliper Seals and all other rubber components, New Slider Sleeve Pins and Bolts, clean and paint calipers.

 

Going to TPS for Discs and Pads.  Not asked what caliper refurb kits they do or about price.  However came across a company called Frentech Braking: https://www.frentech-uk.co.uk/about-frentech/

They do caliper refurbishment kits and sell on ebay.  Wondered if anyone had experience with them?  If price is favourable at Frentech should I give them a go or just stick with TPS if they can supply everything?

 

Also I saw a video of a bloke doing calipers on a polo and he said that the slider pin bolts can strip?  Is that likely?  Don't want to damage a swivel hub otherwise I am screwed!!  Here is the video of you are interested (1min 50secs in): 

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Thanks in advance to everyone.

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nige8021

For the caliper overhaul kit go to http://biggred.co.uk/  you will get everything you need from them and fantastic service.

 

The slider pins again get them from the above, as yes they do have a habit of rounding out the hex head, so I would advise to have a spare set and replace them anyway.

 

For the discs try http://www.mtecbrakes.com/  used them on my Polos, Ibiza and on my current Octy, 

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cosaw

Awesome! Thanks nige, I will check the prices out.

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cosaw

Just a few further questions while I'm preping.

 

I'm a bit worried about clamping the flexi-hose.  Think I've got the exact tool but to me clamping a hose shut that's 17 years old just seems wrong.  Any thoughts from anyone - can I bung the end up somehow?  I will put polythene over the master cylinder reservoir cap - I did that for the rear breaks and nothing came out when I removed the cylinders on the drums.

 

Also, is there a washer between the hose union and the caliper that needs replacement?  Can't find mention of it anywhere?

 

Can you use the Cera Tec brake grease on rubber - the slider pins etc.  I know the red rubber grease is for the seal assembly and I know silicone grease normally comes with the slider pins but just wondered.

 

Thanks.

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steveo3002

agree i wouldnt clamp an old hose either , could disconect it at the hardline connection and pop a bleed nipple cover on the hardline flare ,  or dare i say if youre splashing on new parts then a pair of hoses certainly wouldnt hurt at all   

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cosaw

Cheers Steveo. Didn't see your post and just ordered parts!!  Still I'll bear in mind what you say.  Will have a look at hose prices.  Summer time it will be two years since I did the brake fluid so could do the hoses then.  Might just see how much the polythene trick works on the fronts like it did on the rears - I did put a cover over where I took the cylinders of the rears but nothing wanted to rush out before hand.

 

I'm pretty sure some silicone hose of the right size would block the banjo end well but don't know what the banjo bolt size is till I undo it.

 

Edit: Hopefully answered my own question with the diagram on this link.  Looks like M10 on both ends: http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/brake-hose/ate-83-7852-0377-3_g83_a00383.7852-0377.3.html

 

Think I've got some M12 silicone hose - will have a look.  Should pull through nicely.

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steveo3002

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Quick-Clamps-2-Pack-150mm-Woodwork-Clamping-G-Clamp-One-Handed-Operation/152506515950?hash=item238218c1ee:g:LLAAAOSwhQhY7M-B

 

what about one of those and a bit of rubber /plastic and clamp it over the banjo holes...you see those clamps in the poundland type stores

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cosaw

Spot on - great idea! I've got some of those clamps too. Cheers steveo - much appreciated as usual!

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