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S1 rear Girling caliper seal for handbrake mechanism part.


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I recently bought a seal kit from SJ to rebuild my rear calipers, unfortunately it didnt come with the square profile seal that goes in the handbrake mech between the body of the caliper and the bit that bolts on. 1 of mine was fine but the other was shot. 

 

Does anyone know who can supply these ?

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45 minutes ago, omegaman said:

I recently bought a seal kit from SJ to rebuild my rear calipers, unfortunately it didnt come with the square profile seal that goes in the handbrake mech between the body of the caliper and the bit that bolts on. 1 of mine was fine but the other was shot. 

 

Does anyone know who can supply these ?

I think people just use round ones.

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21 hours ago, omegaman said:

Ok thanks, I'll look for some brake fluid proof seals that diameter. 

There shouldn't be any brake fluid in the handbrake mechanism bit should there? I can't remember.

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1 hour ago, Paul Coleman said:

There shouldn't be any brake fluid in the handbrake mechanism bit should there? I can't remember.

yes its behind the piston so there must be. Not in the lever section though. There are 2 seals.....1 small one where lever shaft exits (no fluid there) and a large one between the main caliper body and the part that bolts on the back. 

 

in the joint where I have marked red in the photo. 

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sits in that recess. 

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Ah sorry, I thought you were referring to the small on on the handbrake arm. Ignore anything I previously said and I'll go back to sleep...

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The fluid seal between the piston chamber and handbrake lever is under the automatic adjuster, the seal under the lever is more of a dust cover. The kit I got from SJ contained the wrong size seal for this and I haven't been able to source one yet.

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