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madleemark
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

caliper seals and pistons

Post by madleemark » Sun 03 Aug, 2014 00:00

Hi all, bought a piston and seal kit for the front brake calipers from bigg red, fitted them today, quite a straight forward job, the new parts fitted fine, the old pistons were past there best, and my brakes are much better. got them thro ebay, arrived two days after purchase, the parts all look very good and i did not think they were to expensive.
lee

t-tony
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  Z3 roadster 2.0
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Re: caliper seals and pistons

Post by t-tony » Mon 04 Aug, 2014 16:55

Hi Lee, what model Z do you have, how much were the kits and who was the seller please?

Thanks, Tony. :)
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Del
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: caliper seals and pistons

Post by Del » Mon 04 Aug, 2014 21:40

Tony
Here's the Big Red link - I've used them for a front axle calliper repair kit (just the rubber bits) on another car - seemed fine. The cost for the Z3 is around £25 (repair kit) with the new front axle pistons totalling around £37. I just bought a remanufactured BMW/ATE single front calliper (for my Z3) from GSF for a similar price (after trade in). Appreciate you are in the trade so you will have wider knowledge than me on general market prices.

http://www.biggred.co.uk/index.php

Del

t-tony
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Re: caliper seals and pistons

Post by t-tony » Mon 04 Aug, 2014 22:05

Cheers for that Del. I'm thinking of refurbing my front callipers over this winter. This is good info.
All the best, Tony.
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madleemark
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: caliper seals and pistons

Post by madleemark » Tue 05 Aug, 2014 22:01

the kit cost me £47, all the rubber bits and nice new pistons,from bigred as in del post,well worth doing, my car drives so much better now

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