UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Catigale » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:12 am

454 grams of or cure


If you can source The piston seals it is very likely you can disassemble the caliper, hone the cylinder. And reinstall the cleaned piston and be back in business. The do seize quickly , they rust gradually but when the rust bond forms up , you are stuck. You can heat he, up to free them, if you have new seals, w[hich will get killed By the heat

28 grams prevention

Once at the beginning of the season, run your brake fluid out of each caliper. My Kodak Cd played calipers and Titan 68000000 master takes six pumps of the lever to flush the line. If the T for the brake line isn’t in the middle of the axle (it usually isn’t) do the longer run of line first

8 mm for my bleeders

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:55 am

Catigale wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:12 am
454 grams of or cure

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Hmmmm - you're short-changing him on the prevention, but making up for it on the cure, so I guess it's all good. :wink:
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:53 pm

kmclemore wrote:
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I just spit on them... if the spit boils instantly I know I’ve got a toasty rotor.
:D :D :D :D
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:59 pm

kmclemore wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:56 am
Tomfoolery wrote:
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.....I got my first car with disc brakes, a Triumph 2000.
Yikes - I had a TR2000 (MK I) as well - it was white, so I called it "The Nurse" because of how it looked. That car was wonderful - brutally durable, rode like a dream, had plenty of power and went through deep snow like it wasn't even there... it even had separate heater outlets for the rear passenger's feet. Sadly the TR2000's rusted badly and that was its downfall.
I think me being a teenager was my car’s downfall. :D :D

That car had the straight six with side draft carbs with the oil filled dashpots. And Lucas electrics. I worked at McDonalds as a closer in high school, and drove home many a night with the lights off to make sure I could get home and put it back on the battery charger. :|

British cars. <long exhale> :wink:
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by kmclemore » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:46 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:59 pm
kmclemore wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:56 am
Tomfoolery wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:30 am
.....I got my first car with disc brakes, a Triumph 2000.
Yikes - I had a TR2000 (MK I) as well - it was white, so I called it "The Nurse" because of how it looked. That car was wonderful - brutally durable, rode like a dream, had plenty of power and went through deep snow like it wasn't even there... it even had separate heater outlets for the rear passenger's feet. Sadly the TR2000's rusted badly and that was its downfall.
I think me being a teenager was my car’s downfall. :D :D

That car had the straight six with side draft carbs with the oil filled dashpots. And Lucas electrics. I worked at McDonalds as a closer in high school, and drove home many a night with the lights off to make sure I could get home and put it back on the battery charger. :|

British cars. <long exhale> :wink:
The only time mine ever let me down was when the clutch hydraulics blew out just before my trip home from Syracuse University to Philadelphia. I managed to get a rolling start and then feathered the pedal and made all my shifts without the clutch. Tolls on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike were tricky.... I had to lean my head out as I approached the toll-taker and yell that I couldn't stop, then had to quickly toss them the right amount, wrapped up in a Kleenex so it wouldn't fly everywhere... it worked! Got all the way back home, and fixed it the next day in my parent's driveway.

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by JeffJuneau » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:37 am

Thanks Catigale, for the information on prevention (annual purging and bleeding of brakes) and a possible cure (service of caliper cylinder). I like the metric conversions for what must be a century-old saying. Appreciate all the tips from everyone on my brake delima....and humor. Jeff

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Jimmyt » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 am

Get a price on new calipers, remanufactured calipers, and rebuild kits before you start your repair. Often times, a remanufactured caliper is close to the rebuild kit price (for popular calipers).

If you elect to try rebuilding your own, inspect the piston carefully. Any pitting or flaking of plating on the outer surface of the piston (some are plated, some not) is a sign that the piston should be replaced. And, if your rubber dust/water seals were shot, there is a chance that your pistons are bad. The outer surface of the pistons seals to a rubber seal in a groove in the cylinder. The cylinder walls need to be clean, but if they are pitted a bit it's not a problem as long as the groove AND outer surface of piston is in good condition.

Don't know if anyone has tried silicone brake fluid in their trailer, but I'll be putting it in mine when my time comes. I used it in an old jag I rebuilt and in a couple of my daily drivers, including an S10 pickup (brakes and clutch systems). It pretty much stops all of the brake corrosion issues, as it is non-hygroscopic (doesn't like to absorb water), unlike standard brake fluid which loves water. They don't recommend it for ABS, or it would be in everything I own.

As Catigale points out, purging the fluid will extend the life of the system if you are using standard fluid. Simply replacing the rubber dust/water seals BEFORE they come apart would probably do wonders as well.

Everyone should own at least one old British car at some point... :D
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:21 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 am
Everyone should own at least one old British car at some point... :D
Yeah, but like hitting your hand with a hammer, it feels good when you stop. :|
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Jimmyt » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:25 am

Tomfoolery wrote:
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Yeah, but like hitting your hand with a hammer, it feels good when you stop. :|
Amen Brother! :wink:
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by kmclemore » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:48 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:21 am
Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 am
Everyone should own at least one old British car at some point... :D
Yeah, but like hitting your hand with a hammer, it feels good when you stop. :|
If so, I’ve hit my hand...A LOT.... 47+ times over the years. The stable has been whittled down to only 5 at this point:

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Jimmyt » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:22 pm

Those are beautiful! I could learn to live with the hammer if those were the reward!
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by kmclemore » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:29 pm

Jimmyt wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Those are beautiful! I could learn to live with the hammer if those were the reward!
Thanks... but it took a LOT of hammer strikes to get them there!

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Catigale » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:50 am

That last one is an imposter

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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:36 am

kmclemore wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:21 am
Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 am
Everyone should own at least one old British car at some point... :D
Yeah, but like hitting your hand with a hammer, it feels good when you stop. :|
If so, I’ve hit my hand...A LOT.... 47+ times over the years. The stable has been whittled down to only 5 at this point:
And how is your hand feeling?
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Re: UGH! Frozen caliper pad on rotor: pass side

Post by kmclemore » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:38 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:36 am
kmclemore wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:21 am


Yeah, but like hitting your hand with a hammer, it feels good when you stop. :|
If so, I’ve hit my hand...A LOT.... 47+ times over the years. The stable has been whittled down to only 5 at this point:
And how is your hand feeling?
Photo from 2 days ago...

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