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starting a new thread since i've moved on from stuck rotors...

 

New calipers are on, but my passengers side is dripping like a mo-fo from the banjo bolt.

I had initially tightened it down, then taken it back off when i had to measure the caliper brackets, so after attempting to tighten it to stop the leak, i took it back off and replaced the two copper washers with a pair of new ones... Still dripping. Torqued the piss out of it... still dripping. (drivers side didn't require nearly this amount of tightening to not drip.

Is this an indication the caliper itself is bad (maybe bolt bore isn't deep enough keeping the bolt from bottoming out properly) or a bad hose?

Is doubling up one of the cooper washers a bad idea?

 



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Can you tell which side of the fitting it's leaking from, caliper or bolt head? Can you wiggle the banjo fitting/line at all with it torqued to tell if the bolt is too long? (Or hole isn't deep enough)

 



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Good suggestion above. My kit came with really thick washers. I think I had another kit that came with thin ones that wouldn't seal, replaced with thick and all fixed. I think it was from right stuff.

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Check all the mating surfaces for a burr, scratch or crack.

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Its leaking from the caliper side of the washer, i can see the fluid well up before dripping down.
Definitely tight, no wobbles... but that doesn't mean it isn't hitting bottom.

Was reading on the big TC site about some folks having similar problems... Said to torque the piss out of it, and try double washers- So i may try both of those options tonight.

If i can't get it, i'll take the caliper back in to have them exchange it.





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I can bring you some spare washers Saturday

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66SSFan wrote:

I can bring you some spare washers Saturday


I'm hoping that i'll have it already resolved and driving by saturday!!! 

 

There is something else i have for you, or have been meaning to ask you for... I keep forgetting everytime you are over here, then remember right afterwords.

Shit. Can't remember now of course... other than there was something... Lol. Dang, thats worse than losing the wrench i was using 5 seconds ago.

 

 



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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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You left that wrench at my house.........

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Got it. Stopped the leak.
Just used a bigger wrench.


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Puss.

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Hate to say it but... Yup.



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Don't be like this Ben ....



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Ben wrote:

Got it. Stopped the leak.
Just used a bigger wrench.


 
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Fess up, she tightened it for you didn't she?



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