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Re: Brake refurb

Postby JossElan » Tue 27.08.2019, 01:39

Great - thanks all.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Tue 27.08.2019, 08:26

lotusflasherman wrote:
Rambo wrote:But yours look better value Jim :wink:

EBay ones £1.12 per screw, SJS ones £2.07 per screw (5)

No brainer


Huh? SJ's show as 88p each but £5.94 p&p..


I know I failed A Level maths Phil but let me explain my logic......

that SJS price factors in p and p, VAT and postage (£10.34 total) and allows for 5 to equate to the 5 offered in the EBay deal (p and p included)

So, all things being equal, each bleed screw from SJS costs £2.07. The 5 from EBay cost a total of £5.59, so £1.12 per bleed screw

Still a no brainer to me :smt023
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Mon 18.11.2019, 12:14

On the subject of brake refurbishment; what colour were the front / rear calipers when new?

Have a seize bleed nipple so a rebuild will be a part oh the winter layup period coupled to fitting braided hoses etc..
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Mon 18.11.2019, 19:22

They were an anodised silver sort of finish. At least, mine were

Might be better to go the 4 pot HiSpec route unless you particularly want to keep it OEM
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Saltire » Tue 19.11.2019, 23:40

TD2 wrote:On the subject of brake refurbishment; what colour were the front / rear calipers when new


Mine on the S2 were passivated zinc finish - a sort of metallic gold colour.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Wed 20.11.2019, 10:13

Now I think of it, when I bought a pair of brand new front calipers from the Lotus Aftersales list they were that gold colour too. They eventually replaced the silver finish ones on the front
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Saltire » Wed 20.11.2019, 21:20

:lol:

I couldn’t get anything from the aftersales or Rock Auto when I did my brakes, so I had to have the existing ones . . . sprayed silver. Passivating was expensive, but I may have them redone next time I do the seals.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Thu 21.11.2019, 21:07

Thanks, was thinking of either silver or “gunmetal”.

Have a seized bleed screw so let the fun begin.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Thu 21.11.2019, 21:09

Rambo wrote:They were an anodised silver sort of finish. At least, mine were

Might be better to go the 4 pot HiSpec route unless you particularly want to keep it OEM


Had thought about an upgrade but ideally want to retain a useable spare. You going to the BVAC Dinner?
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby rob/d » Fri 22.05.2020, 08:38

I'm struggling to get new standard calipers for the Elan .
I've tried the usual suspects but i would rather put new calipers on instead of refurbs .
Are these from rock Auto ( CENTRIC 14149008 / 1414907 ) a fit ?
Thanks .
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Fri 22.05.2020, 09:11

They are the centric part No's with a slight typo on one. the calipers stem from a 1989 pontiac lemans 2.0 L. Rock auto are only listing one side in stock for the centric ones, however they are listing raybestos FRC4303 and FRC4304 with the correct 7616 bracket type. I have the centric ones on my car, so i would say the raybestos should be the same. Also to add the calipers are mounted on the front of the hub on our cars unlike the pontiac which mount on the rear. So therefore the lefthand caliper as listed. is our right caliper and the same for the other side, hope that makes sense !
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby rob/d » Fri 22.05.2020, 13:27

Mr lotusbassplayer you are a star !
I will end up getting these from Rock Auto , iv'e been on the phone again and i can't get new calipers anywhere here .

( https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/pon ... liper,1704)

The cost is low enough to take a punt.
Refurbs look like a 3 week wait anyway .
Again , thanks for your help , i'll post when iv'e done .
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