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Front Brake imbalance - Caliper Issue


cscott747

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Hi All,

 

I have a an issue with brake imbalance, having taken the pads out there is an issue with the front left caliper bering much slower to deploy than the front right, resulting in a 38% imbalance.

 

I need to identify the type of caliper "beleived to be Sierra" and there are 4x pistons in total internally. If anyone can help identify from the photo link below would be much appreciated as i need either to strip and  recon or purchase a replacement.

 

http://s845.photobucket.com/user/notifycarl/media/brake%20calipers/frontcaliper1_zps975d67fa.jpg.html

 

Front an rear pictures on Photobucket.

 

Any help much appreciated :-)

 

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these look like the standard cailpers that the factory were selling that were ap made but think they were off a land rover could have been a discovery.

But im not 100% these look similar to what I got standard with my busa kit

Ash

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

Standard Westfields originally used Cortina M16 callipers, in the last few years availability issues mean they've changed over to Land Rover Discovery rear callipers, used on the front. Obviously there's also a range of aftermarket callipers that have been fitted.

 

Just to trip the unwary, the SDV (Single Donor Cars) are different, and use the callipers from the donor - either Mazda MX5 or Ford Sierra.

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I ended up swapping to westfield hi spec which are a lot better weren't mega money and a weight saving of at least 3kg per side may 4kg but I have been to sleep since then so cannot remember

Ash

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Thanks guys, I think they are standard from Westfield but only need one or a kit to refurb as don't have the cash to upgrade to high spec.

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