Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:45:58 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: I'm in deep pooh

MeatballTurbo wrote: Hi Carl, > "Sorry sir, can't do anything about your brakes. Too many potential > problems, and the need for specialist tools, best to see a Saab dealer". > > How many specialist tools can it take to change a brake disc, and a > brake caliper on a Saab 900? I thought they were good old standard > Lucas/Girling Calipers and noting out of the ordinary for fitting. > Needing just a pair of Circlip pliers or a pin spanner to wind back the > piston when you change pads? It's a pile of crap - they often get scared by the C900 brakes, and can't be bothered to learn how they work. > Can anyone help. My advice - get yourself a pair of rebuilt calipers (last time I bought some they were 60 each), and a pair of new discs. Pray for reasonable weather this weekend. Allow about 4 hours total, including a full bleed (get yourself a gallon of dot4). You can probably free up the stuck caliper, but at 19 years old, they really need a rebuild. Replacing them now will save you much headache later, honest. Try NeoBros for the calipers, or German&Sweedish. If you call them now, they should be able to get the parts to you by tomorrow. Good luck. -- Grunff

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