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*how To* Strip Down The Rear Brake Caliper, Updated Seloc Method


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#1 martinroger

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 08:37 PM

Right, for some reason I cannot directly create a guide post. So please, if this is deemed good enough, mods, move this in the guides section ?

 

I recently undertook the complete strip-down, cleaning, powder-coating and rebuild of a set of rear brakes. I used the SELOC procedure that our Lotus brethen use for the S2. I found it lacked a little bit in the pictures department, and that sometimes the instructions were a bit too direct ("How to strip the caliper down ? Just remove the bits in it").

 

I made a guide in Google Docs (this way you can comment and I can update it), and album in Google Photos (not sponsored by Google) and for the IT-illiterate, I also made a PDF in case... No offense !

 

The guide in Google Docs

The picture album

The PDF version

 

Any questions welcome !

 

EDIT : same stuff is in the pipeline for front brakes stripdown, and front and rear brakes rebuild.


Edited by martinroger, 24 September 2020 - 08:39 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 06:48 AM

Compliment and thanks for a good and helpful job



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:20 AM

YESSSSS!  Top job.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:36 AM

Looks good. I've added a "suggestion" to correct a word that I think is wrong



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:57 AM

The internal threaded rod is handed to the caliper.  For those stupid enough to do both sides at the same time, pulling parts out of cleaner and getting that awww sh*t moment a pic linking caliper and rod would be good.  Obviously I would never do such a thing! :blush:



#6 martinroger

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:06 AM

It absolutely didn't happen to me too....

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 05:06 PM

Thank you for a great guide! chinky chinky



#8 martinroger

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:39 PM

Right, all updated thanks to the contributions about the handedness (is that even a word ?) of the threaded rod system. Links stay the same, internet magic !



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 08:48 PM

I chuckled while reading and are now hoping that my garagequeen does not force to do this, ever. 



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:00 AM

That's a very nicely written guide, fantastic pics and annotations, well done that man.



#11 martinroger

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:55 AM

You're welcome guys!




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