Thanks Clive - I'm sticking new pads in tomorrow - hopefully the
pistons will work OK when right back in the calliper, at least enough
to keep me on the (local) roads over Christmas. Then, after hristmas
. . .
Do you think I'll need new pistons as well as seals?


Almost definatley not, clean them up carefully. The only thing
that could warrent new pistons is if they are chromed and the chrome
is peeling off. I cannot remember if the Toy. one's are chromed or
brass, if brass then there is almost nothing that will do them in. You
are just looking for a smooth surface for the seal to run on. The only
thing that draws the piston back is the spring in the rubber seal,
yours are probably just hard with age.
Regards, Clive.


Morning John,
Milner Off ROad do a seal kit for the 70 series:
The key thing is to clean everything up when you have stripped them
If you notice corrosion on the pistons due to water ingress which you
can normally get away with it, but need to be conscious of flushing the
brake fluid a bit more often to slow the corrosion down.
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
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