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Hello, I am currently disassembling the front suspension with the intention of getting it all cleaned up, while I save my pennies for work on the engine. (Yes i have realised that to replace the bushes etc. will be expensive also) Anyway loking at the front calipers it seems that it is probably cheaper to get reconditioned ones than to do the job myself. I have found a company called brake parts superstore, http://www.brakepartssuperstore.org.uk/contents/en-uk/d7858.html. This link refers to the front caliper to a Lotus Excel, looks very similiar to the calipers on my car. The service manual doesn't seem to give a model number or anything. Does anybody know if these are indeed the correct calipers? If they are, and there isn't anywhere else that does refurb kits cheaper than it makes sense to get reconditioned calipers rather than do them myself,which is a bit of a shame.

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If your car is the later s3 (often referred to as the '85 Model Year) then, yes it's the same as the Excel, and the same as the MA61 Toyota Supra (that's the donor car for the callipers and discs). Earlier S3 cars are Gilrling which look very different.

How about a front calliper seal kit from SJSportscars at 24.95 + Delivery + VAT for an axle set (both sides) SJ089J0008 ?

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I'm doing this very job at the moment. funny but I couldn't find the service kit on the SJ Site until I emailed Steve and got the part no.

The hardest job Ive found so far is removing the old ARB rubbers from the lower wishbone. Grrrr after lots of clipping I have one out!

Buddsy

 

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Buddsy, those calipers look pretty much in the same state as mine. Think I'l see what you do with yours and just copy!

Slewthy, Looks good, what paint did you use. I am currently in negotiation with a local powder coating company, not sure whether it would be suitable for calipers though?

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