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Re: Rear caliper question
- Subject: Re: Rear caliper question
- From: "jason. miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 17:14:29 -0700
Hmm.. I thought that the "big bleeder" style was just a Corrado caliper,
whereas the "little bleeder" style was from a Scirocco. I have 1 big & 1 small
bleeding rear caliper on my Rocco.. No problems at all....
- --> Jason "Honda Killer" Miller
1987 16V 2.0L with one BIG bleeding rear caliper!
> Hi All,
> I have a question about the rear calipers on my 16V. One of mine had
> the parking brake lever stick on, which cost me a new set of pads and
> rotors. I also tried to buy a replacement caliper. The only problem
> with the replacement I obtained from Autotech was that the bleeder was
> on the bottom of the piston. Needless to say, that does not work very
> I seem to remember, from a long time ago, that there were two different
> styles of rear caliper. These were referred to as either "big bleeder"
> or "small bleeder" style of caliper. The physical size of the bleeder
> screw being different in either case. The replacement unit from
> Autotech had a larger bleeder than the stock units.
> After I returned the caliper to Autotech, I called around to several
> mail order shops but was unable to find anyone that had any knowledge of
> the different rear calipers. My local dealer also only showed the "big
> bleeder" style caliper for my car on their microfiche.
> Is this the standard way to differentiate between these different
> styles (i.e. big vs. small bleeder)? Is there any place that sells the
> "small bleeder" style calipers? Am I just imagining the whole thing? :)
> Also, are there rebuild kits available for the calipers?
> Thanks for any enlightenment you can supply.
> Jon Auringer
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