O/S Brake Caliper wanted; urgent; will travel

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O/S Brake Caliper wanted; urgent; will travel

Post by adamskibx » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:24 pm

Does anyone have one? Im desperate. Will pay whatever the going rate is and will collect.

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Post by jeremy » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:54 pm

I think GSF and certainly Euro Car parts do recons - about £55 + VAT if I remember correctly. When you add it all up including colection it may not be that dear.

If you've stripped the thread - can you get it helicoiled? - standard engineering repair!

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Post by adamskibx » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:05 pm

Good point Jeremy. Theres a place where I live called Malvern Rebore actually. The name suggests that thats the kind of thing they would do. Do they just scew in a piece of metal with a thread in the middle the same size as the original? I have just had a look on the GSF website and saw that they do them, so I might call the Birmingham one tomorrow and see if I can escape from work for a few hours to collect ythe part. Ill see how it goes.

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Re: O/S Brake Caliper wanted; urgent; will travel

Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:23 pm

adamskibx wrote:Does anyone have one?
Yep. It's still on a car, but if you need one, come and get it. PM me.
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Post by jeremy » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:42 pm

Helicoil is a sort of sleeve which is inserted. I've had a Renault 4 head done after I stripped a plug thread by using the spanner too soon but never actually seen it done. I'm sure a search will revel how its done.

Just a thought - if you do have it done take the flexi with you. I don't know what thread its got (probably metric) but it may turn out to be BSP (British Standard Pipe) or something which is still used all roundd the world.

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Post by cavmad » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:50 pm

Adam, get hold of M&M (?) in Holmfirth, Yorkshire. I got a brand new one for about £20 I think and they post stuff out very quickly too. I`m very impressed with their service and would use them again no problem.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:43 pm

cavmad wrote:Adam, get hold of M&M (?) in Holmfirth, Yorkshire. I got a brand new one for about £20 I think and they post stuff out very quickly too. I`m very impressed with their service and would use them again no problem.
Of course it's good sevice,M+M's is only about 10 miles from Barnsley :D :D :D .Does anybody know if there's a weakness with the offside caliper ,cos I gave Ken my spare one then mine started being naughty,then this one
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Post by cavmad » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:51 pm

It transpired I didn`t actually need my new one, it was a blockage in a brake pipe or something, but I had it fitted anyway and think the garage have binned the old one.
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Post by adamskibx » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:42 am

Cheers guys; I think what ill do is ring m&m today, as well as my other local specialist. The one said he didnt have any, but I can imagine that he'd say he cant fix it if I took it there and asked him to do it. Fair enough I suppose, they wouldnt survive if everyone did their own cars.

Failing both of those, it'll be GSF in Birmingham. Ive no idea why but the 16v BX caliper is cheaper!

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Post by Brian » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:52 am

Hi,

I have a spare one, has been dismantled, cleaned and reasembled.

I am in Bedfordshire if that's any use..

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Post by adamskibx » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:41 am

Thanks for the offer of parts David and Brian, but some people have pointed out to me that it would be more logical to just buy one from a local shop or GSF. I just got a bit panicy as I really need the car this Friday as im due to go on holiday to the South coast, and I really need a holiday, and a nice relaxing drive in the BX lol. Ive managed to find a lead to a garage that will do them for £50 so long as I give them the old one, and I havent got any economic cars I can use do thats going to work out cheaper than travelling anywhere, and obviously I woulnt expect something for nothing anyway. Hopefully by the end of the day ill have something sorted.

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