MR. BEAN STRIKES AGAIN…..
Whilst having new discs, pads & braded hoses fitted; I asked my mechanic (not risking this job myself) to whip the callipers off for cleaning & a lick of paint. There is a tiny split on each of the (small) piston dust boots (rears), see pic’s here:
Overview: https://www.dropbox....er 001.jpg?dl=0
Nearside: https://www.dropbox....er 002.jpg?dl=0
Should I replace the dust boots, if so how & where’s best to secure replacements? I only noted the splits having immersed the calliper after degreasing (boot was full of water & ‘spat me in the eye’ when moving the piston). Doh! I’m tempted to warm some thick grease & syringe it in (displacing water int he boot), sealing splits with a blob of Araldite.
Also…. I extended one of the main pistons to full reach, to check on it’s dust boot (by turning the ‘spring’ on the rear). Boots was fine but how do I now get the main piston to retract?
Before extending main piston: https://www.dropbox....er 004.jpg?dl=0
Piton ‘stuck’ in extended position: https://www.dropbox....er 005.jpg?dl=0
Quick responses MUCH appreciated. My mechanic is NOT happy having a lift tied up whist I am fannying about. Thanks in advance. Benzola [font="wingdings;"]J[/font]
PS: Still can’t get pic’s to upload, please excuse drop box links.