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Old 07-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Ok, so a routine rotor swap has turned into a odd issue that I need to correct in order to drive home.

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I had trouble compressing the caliper piston while the caliper was attached to the car. I remove it, slap it on a vise, retract piston. done. put it back on the bracket, install the banjo bolt for the brake line and I'm still pouring brake fluid.all over the place. Did I miss something with the reinstallation?


I've got both gasket looking things on either side of the brake line. is there an alignment key that I'm missing?


here is ho I have the brake line/gaskets/bolt

{ = gasket
[]= brake line


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My first thought, If it took that much force to retract the piston there might have been just enough dirt and debris to interfere and this can cause the piston o-ring to be damaged and leak. I know you can buy the "loaded" calipers now. Brake pads already installed so you switch out the entire caliper and take no chance in damaging o-rings or gaskets. Hope I am making sense and good luck.
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ok, it turns out that I was an idiot. When I bolted the brake line back on, I flipped it. It wasn't sitting flush due to the brake hose connection. It was about a millimeter off from being flush causing the fluid to dump.

EDIT: and the difficulty with the piston compression was due to lack of proper tools. I failed to bring my piston compressor and we didn't have a C-clamp large enough.

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