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Ebay calipers- Beware

Post by tom » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:28 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-BX-Visa-B ... dZViewItem

I can see that the slides are painted. This isn't how they ought to be so I would be very careful about bidding for these items, that is, I wouldn't!

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Post by AndersDK » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:45 pm

What difference would that make Tom ?

Once bought a pair of recons locally (brand unknown) - painted yellow all over - had no problems whatsoever with these calipers ?
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Post by cavmad » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:08 pm

I got a brand new one from M&M in Holmfirth a few months ago for considerably less than half what this seller wants for two. Genuine part too, well packed and quick delivery, I think they said they had some more knocking about at the time so probably worth a call if anyone needs one.
It has to be said they were also extremely helpful and polite too.
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Post by tom » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:51 pm

The sliding parts should not be painted. Fitting the bar at the top would almost certainly cause the pads to bind in the housing. As the paint wears away, there is the risk that the pads will sieze and that is not a good idea.

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Post by docchevron » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:02 pm

I agree, and I've seen stuff from this guy before, wouldn't buy anything from him....

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:40 pm

i suspect the reason for them being painted all over is that they are more than likely powder coated and have been stripped down before coating!
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Post by tom » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:53 am

Very likely they have but it still is not the correct clearance for the pads. I am surprised that a well known outfit like EBC would do that.

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Post by Kitch » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:44 am

Although I would have thought this too, many of the calipers I used to sell at various factors were like that and they worked fine.

The paint rubbed off fairly quickly if it needed to, although alot had a bit more float in them. Couldn't remember the brands though, some were Delphi. But throughout thie entire world there are only a handful of hydraulics specialists....they recon them and send them out in various different boxes for different brands.

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Post by AndersDK » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:35 pm

Kitch wrote:Although I would have thought this too, many of the calipers I used to sell at various factors were like that and they worked fine.

The paint rubbed off fairly quickly if it needed to, although alot had a bit more float in them. Couldn't remember the brands though, some were Delphi. But throughout thie entire world there are only a handful of hydraulics specialists....they recon them and send them out in various different boxes for different brands.
Exactly what I thought.

There are such big forces from the vibration and heat in the brake pads that a layer of paint wont hold the pads. Not even rust can hold the pads here. Its always the slider bushes sliding un-evenly or getting dry that makes for un-even pad wear.
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