"Andrew Renshaw" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> Well decided to fit new my new Stainless steel hoses today - did first one
> (Drivers side) and decided to do the pads at the same time. Guess what -
> couldn't get the pistons to go back on the caliper on one side. So after 2
> hours of trying I have ordered a new Caliper. Do they normally sieze? Is
> there a way of unsiezing them?
> Is it as easy as the manual says to remove the caliper? Any hints or tips
> for fitting - refitting?
> Defender 110 CSW 2.5TDI
> 12 seater
Yes it's easy, but pray your bolt doesn't snap leaving any in the mount. I
had lots of fun with this but I'm led to believe I was very very unlucky.
I was going to suggest pipe clamps but as your swapping the pipes anyway
then it'll be of no use. What may help is removing the fluid cap, place a
carrier bag over the hole, reapply fluid cap. Stops or at least slows the
seapeage of brake fluid out of the master cylinder when you remove your
lines for replacement. I also tend to bleed the caliper through the pipe
unions on first application to get most air out the do the nipples last.
i.e. pipe slack, pedal down, tighten unions once fluid emerges. Don't forget
to take the carrier bag off.