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Re: [ST] Brake Cleaning
- Subject: Re: [ST] Brake Cleaning
- From: "Sprint ST" <sprint_st@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 13:18:14 -0500
I just cleaned my caliper pistons and again the lever is rock solid, without
any bleeding. I believe I have not had to bleed them for almost a year when
I replaced the pads.
The method I use is to take the caliper off (one at a time)and I remove the
pads. I put rectangular block of aluminum that is 3/4" x 3/4" x 2" in the
caliper and pump the lever until all the pistons are out and showing some
shiney metal. I blast it with brake cleaner and hit with a tooth brush. I
noticed that some of the pistons are more reluctant to come out than others.
The outside on both sides seemed to be stickiest. I move them in and out
several times repeating the blast and brush. It takes less than an hour and
the results last a year, at least for me.
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