Author Topic: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade  (Read 8186 times)

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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #30 on: Mar 18, 2006, 04:28PM »
Ahh sorry mate, I was thinking the spring was in the piston... it's in the caliper isn't it? It was a number of months ago that I rebuilt the calipers so my memory is a little rusty.

I still used the same idea to replace the spring.

I just edited my post, it should make a little more sense now ::)
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #31 on: Mar 18, 2006, 08:14PM »
Ah yes, that does make more sense.  I distinctly remember needing something cylindrical, but with a hole in the middle to use as a pushing tool.  My memory of the whole incident is rusty now too.

Do you (or anyone) have any suggestions for the best way to clean the cylinder once I get the piston out?  From memory it gets a bit tricky to get a toothbrush at the bottom.  Maybe there's some fluid I could use?  I know the manuals say not to use anything else but brake fluid (and definitely not mineral oils) - but I want those cylinders sparkling if I'm gonna go to all this trouble.

Also, any ideas on cleaning out the guide pin sockets?  I'm sick of cleaning them out manually with a cotton bud, or rag and screwdriver - there's gotta be a better way.  Right?
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #32 on: Mar 19, 2006, 04:30PM »
For the cylinder, I just used a scourer and white spirits, and for the slide pins I used the pins themselves to clean out the pin sockets in a tub of kerosene.
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #33 on: Mar 20, 2006, 09:00AM »
Okey dokey, I'll let you all know how I go.  Isn't kerosene a mineral oil?  You'd wanna get that stuff off before putting the rubber bits back on.
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #34 on: Mar 20, 2006, 06:17PM »
I just used a hose to hose all the kero off the parts. And I didn't use kero on the cylinder or any of the working parts of the brakes, just the bracket and pins.
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #35 on: Mar 20, 2006, 06:20PM »
Im sure you could wash the kero off with petorl. It will get rid of the oily finish caused by the kero and also it dries really quickly so you wont have to wait forever for it to dry to be able to continue working.
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #36 on: Mar 20, 2006, 06:40PM »
I use white spirit to wash kero off parts that shouldn't be oily. I find petrol leaves a slight residue behind.
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2006, 01:12PM »
something off topic seemed offf.......

are you only using the jack to support the car\???????

stands are 29 bucks.... i know i would trust them over a jack.


anyways , good upgrade though.

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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2006, 05:23PM »
i have stands.. not sure why i didnt use them.. i used them on the other side..

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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2006, 04:58PM »
Stupid question time...

Does an import u13 has the same brakes or similar to a local version???
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Re: u12 -> u13 attesa twin piston brake upgrade
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2006, 02:14PM »
same diameter discs on the local model, but the import has twin piston as opposed to single piston and the discs on the import are thicker

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