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Thread: Something wrong with right front brake

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    Maybe try one of these things to see where the wobble is.

    Make sure that your rotor is flush with the hub flange.

    Check your hub flange as well to make sure it's true.

    Make sure your rotors are clean... An oily or greasy spot can make them pulse.


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    I would also check to make sure the rubber brake line isn't pigtailed or twisted.


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    Yesterday I went to take the front brakes out to do a cross reference. This is what I've found out.



    Why the F would somebody grind that down???!!!!!
    Last edited by Izimo; 04-23-2017 at 05:36 AM.

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    It may have been an aftermarket caliper with slightly different dimensions or the wrong caliper in the first place and he just made it fit.

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    Those guide pins look nasty.... I hope you're investing in a new pair of front calipers.
    The bad caliper may have damaged or warped your rotor... You may still want a new pair for the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb View Post
    It may have been an aftermarket caliper with slightly different dimensions or the wrong caliper in the first place and he just made it fit.
    Some mechanics do a proper repair, while others simply just want to get it functioning again.

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    I will buy a new caliper as well as new rotors and pads. Those guide pins just look that way, the caliper slides just fine over them they are greased.

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    Update on this matter. I've found in the servicehistory that the right front caliper was replaced, tracked the previous owner but he 'couldn't remember'...

    The Euro P5 has 274mm front rotors (US 258mm) so some idiot mounted a caliper for a 258m on the right front instead of the 274mm one!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izimo View Post
    Update on this matter. I've found in the servicehistory that the right front caliper was replaced, tracked the previous owner but he 'couldn't remember'...

    The Euro P5 has 274mm front rotors (US 258mm) so some idiot mounted a caliper for a 258m on the right front instead of the 274mm one!!!!
    Nice find!!

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    I've got a whole bunch of P5 door knobs if you need them...

    Ten bucks each!!! You pay shipping ...

    PS... I have been drinking...

    I will sober up and ship them to you in the morning...

    Let me know if you want a couple...



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