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Old 24-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hi all these have been spoken about on many occasions and some people remove them completely but i wanted to keep them and refurbish them.Ive had no luck what so ever in finding a seal kit for them so decided to open them up and have a look.

this is one before

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Very rusty and seized up so unable to bleed rear brakes.


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and one after,stripped,blasted and laid out in order for you all to see the insides.They are very simple in design and the only reason i could see for them being seized was lack of good brake fluid(black and shitty) once cleaned and inspected i couldn't find anything wrong with the piston seal and main seal and will just replace the o-ring where it splits.I have removed the ABS but want to keep the valves for brake bias so will now rebuild and paint them.
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when bleeding the brakes with them on the rear suspension arms needs lifting or the rear wheels on the ground to let the brake fluid through.
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when bleeding the brakes with them on the rear suspension arms needs lifting or the rear wheels on the ground to let the brake fluid through.
thanks mate i tried everything even disconnected the link from the arm and lifted it to its highest point but nothing (seized solid) i put the pics on to let people see how simply put together they are so hopefully it will help folk have ago at refurbing them instead of removing them.
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Nice one baggy! They look awesome there!
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Nice one baggy! They look awesome there!
Thanks mate they will look loads better when painted and fitted.Which wont be long now as its at the bodyshop at the mo being painted "roll on roll on" plus a whole new level of geekness because all but one brake pipes are original steel ive shot blasted those and repainted them in the best green match i could find.I know your all thinking "geeeeeeeek". ill get a pic up of one,to be fair they are in awesome condition for 20 years old.
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what is the benefit of these? I am transfering RS running gear onto a bonus shell and was planning on not using the load valves?
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what is the benefit of these? I am transfering RS running gear onto a bonus shell and was planning on not using the load valves?
They are for brake bias front to rear your bonus shell will have a similar design fitted which is located just in front of the bulkhead on the drivers side.
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Nice one baggy! That's not geekyness! Original is the new modified!
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