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Old 19th May 2020, 05:10 PM
ulfilias ulfilias is offline
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Hi there,

The new Caliper turned up last Monday, alas somewhere in delivery it had been dropped/knocked or something and the EPB motor was cracked around the side near a screw point!

Spoke to the seller and they sent me an EPB which turned up Friday.

Removed the old caliper today. Removed the EPB to give better access. Cleansed the area around the hydraulic attachment with a small screwdriver and small wire brush. Cracked open the hydraulic line bolt whilst still attached. Clamped it with cushioning. Removed the caliper and twisted it round gently on the hose with very little mess.
Popped the pins off the new one and the EPB, opened the bleed nipple and then fitted it carefully back. Left the EPB off a used the break pedal with a bleed thingy to get the caliper working and air out. Tightened the nipple and then fitted the EPB and started the car, did all the tests and bits and seems good. Just fitted the wheel, topped up the fluid and everything seems a go.

Didn't use the carriage as that just seemed a lot of extra hassle for not much gain. I'll epoxy the damaged EPB and i've also got the spare from trying to swap them, so can't see the EPB being much of a hassle for me in the future!!!
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