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Old 01-29-2017, 03:36 PM
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My 66 Corvette has not been driven in awhile , the other day I noticed a caliper was leaking slightly. The calipers are all S.S. sleeved and have lip seals. Would it better to go with calipers that have been O ringed instead of lip seals ? Wanting to get it out of the garage and drive it some this year.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:31 AM
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I'd try rebuilding the caliper first.
 
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:16 PM
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Ok ,I thought I would try rebuilding the leaking caliper, now trying to get the bolts out that hold the two caliper halfs together they torque to 120-140 lbs. Somewhere I heard loosing them while the caliper is still on the car but socket won't fit between bolt and mounting bracket, have to find a big vise somewhere to hold the caliper while I loosen the bolts with a long breaker bar.
 
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:58 PM
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When I did mine, I had to bolt the work bench w/ the vise to the wall in order to torque the bolts.
 
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The DOT-5 brake fluid will cause leaking to caliber - not sure what you are utilizing. In some cases it reacts with the rubber seals and they expand.
 
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:27 AM
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Not sure where you heard that but I've use silicone brake fluid for years and I do not have any leaking problems.
 

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