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    Caliper spreader?

    I have a sticky rear caliper (more in my ownership thread in a bit!), so need to order what I need to have a look at it this weekend. I don't have a caliper spreader or rewind tool though (I can back off the electronic handbrake with the iCarSoft just fine, but thinking I may need to 'exercise' pistons a bit -- would I need a tool?
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    I kinda had to move on this, so have ordered this -https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073TX99BN/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    ex - 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6; 1995 XJ Sport 3.2; 1998 Mercedes C180 Elegance; VW Passat 2.0TDI (140); Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI; Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi; Current - 2007 XJ 4.2 V8 Sovereign, and occasionally an Electric Wheelchair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat controller View Post
    I kinda had to move on this, so have ordered this -https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073TX99BN/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I've got a similar set, i don't how they can manufacture and dispatch in a molded case and actually make any money.

    It is generally the sliders that cause the binding / pulling to one side or the last person not putting the pads in flat on the piston.

    The sliders are different top and bottom, take note when removing so they go back in the correct way.

    Only lubricate these with lithium grease. Copper slip, other oils and greases will swell the rubber and go tight.
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    Well that will do just about every car. I bought one of these some years back https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPER-SAV...UAAOSwPcVVsPbX

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddie View Post
    I've got a similar set, i don't how they can manufacture and dispatch in a molded case and actually make any money.

    It is generally the sliders that cause the binding / pulling to one side or the last person not putting the pads in flat on the piston.

    The sliders are different top and bottom, take note when removing so they go back in the correct way.

    Only lubricate these with lithium grease. Copper slip, other oils and greases will swell the rubber and go tight.
    Oh bollocks, I have ordered ceramic grease and red rubber grease - are these no good?
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    I believe you should only use synthetic grease on the slide pins. Lithium is petroleum based.

    Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by rchiv View Post
    I believe you should only use synthetic grease on the slide pins. Lithium is petroleum based.

    Roger
    I have a rather old tin of Lucas, Lithium slider grease that has done well for years.

    On this tin it advises not to use other oils and greases.

    WD40 is the worst, unless you are trying to get an extra days life out of a pneumatic cylinder with worn seals.

    Silicon grease looks to be ok as are many others i would think ..... could be like the ZF LG6 debate lol

    https://www.greaseexpert.com/brake-g...vs-anti-seize/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat controller View Post
    You use that on the reverse of the pads to eliminate brake squeal. I would not use it on slider pins.
    I use the grease that comes with CV joint boots.

    Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by rchiv View Post
    You use that on the reverse of the pads to eliminate brake squeal. I would not use it on slider pins.
    I use the grease that comes with CV joint boots.

    Roger
    Which I am hoping is this one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Sorry to bombard you with questions
    ex - 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6; 1995 XJ Sport 3.2; 1998 Mercedes C180 Elegance; VW Passat 2.0TDI (140); Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI; Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi; Current - 2007 XJ 4.2 V8 Sovereign, and occasionally an Electric Wheelchair!

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