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Old 03-26-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
John
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Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
Anyone advise where to get them today?


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Old 03-26-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

On or around Sat, 26 Mar 2005 08:01:51 -0000, "John" <john@tollick.plus.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
>need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
>Anyone advise where to get them today?


I take it the pads are too "fat" to temporarily fit the longer ones?

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Old 03-26-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 08:01:51 -0000, "John" <john@tollick.plus.com>
wrote:

>stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
>need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
>Anyone advise where to get them today?
>


You're not far from Simon Services in Normanton (LR specialist).
Might be worth a call, but I have no idea if they will be open or not.


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Old 03-26-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

John wrote:

> stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
> need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
> Anyone advise where to get them today?


Unless you just want to get the job done, don't panic!

You will not have a problem until you try to put new pads in.

Dougal

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Old 03-26-2005, 06:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

On or around Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:59:25 +0000, Dougal
<DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>John wrote:
>
>> stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
>> need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
>> Anyone advise where to get them today?

>
>Unless you just want to get the job done, don't panic!
>
>You will not have a problem until you try to put new pads in.


unless the pads are near enough new that they won't fit. but that was my
thought, yeah - if the pistons are the same diameter, then fit 'em for now
to get mobile, if the pads will fit.

In a real emergency, I'd consider filing the pads down, meself :-)

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Old 03-26-2005, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?


"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:cgna419d47u9hd3qfek9mr8o4oms9g19f3@4ax.com...
> On or around Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:59:25 +0000, Dougal
> <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >John wrote:
> >
> >> stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
> >> need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
> >> Anyone advise where to get them today?

> >
> >Unless you just want to get the job done, don't panic!
> >
> >You will not have a problem until you try to put new pads in.

>
> unless the pads are near enough new that they won't fit. but that was my
> thought, yeah - if the pistons are the same diameter, then fit 'em for now
> to get mobile, if the pads will fit.
>
> In a real emergency, I'd consider filing the pads down, meself :-)
>

Thanks for advice.
Have file ready!


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Old 03-26-2005, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Wanted: brake pistons this w/e (easter!)?

On or around Sat, 26 Mar 2005 14:08:34 -0000, "John" <john@tollick.plus.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>
>"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
>news:cgna419d47u9hd3qfek9mr8o4oms9g19f3@4ax.com...
>> On or around Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:59:25 +0000, Dougal
>> <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>>
>> >John wrote:
>> >
>> >> stuck in Pontefract with no brakes and no other "wheels"
>> >> need rear brake pistons x2 (part no 606696) (Disco 300tdi)
>> >> Anyone advise where to get them today?
>> >
>> >Unless you just want to get the job done, don't panic!
>> >
>> >You will not have a problem until you try to put new pads in.

>>
>> unless the pads are near enough new that they won't fit. but that was my
>> thought, yeah - if the pistons are the same diameter, then fit 'em for now
>> to get mobile, if the pads will fit.
>>
>> In a real emergency, I'd consider filing the pads down, meself :-)
>>

>Thanks for advice.
>Have file ready!
>


well, if you push the pistons fully in, and the pads won't fit by about 1mm,
then it's worth the loss of 1mm of pad material to get you going again.

You might however then find you're not able to exchange the pistons, having
used 'em.


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