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Offline Dunc the Funk

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Front caliper seals?
« on: March 16, 2021, 02:04:22 AM »
I have just noticed that we have a leak on one of our front brake calipers since it's been stood. The leak is from the centre of the rear, it looks like a narrow part of the piston protrudes and that's where its leaking. The single piston floating calipers came with the car & are probably quite old, I believe they are from Strange. On their website they show a seal kit that fits "all" their single piston calipers (B1260RK) and this is retailed by Summit. Can anyone confirm if this kit should work or where else to look?

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Re: Front caliper seals?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 02:43:18 PM »
Quick follow up in case anyone is interested. The Strange seals come as a set of 3 large & 1 or 2 small seals, they did not fit. I stripped the caliper & measured it up, found that British Standard size O rings of some description would fit so I ordered some up in EPDM & they are working really well. I guess American standard O rings are probably the same as ours.