Tokico Brake Calipers
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:54 PM
If you have a seized piston, you can buy from Brake Part Superstore,
or Brakes International
and maybe other places, a caliper service kit at a cost of about £18, that provides two fluid seals, two dust seals, two rubber boots for the slide pins and two bleed nipple caps.
These are a Budweg product and that company is based in Denmark.
Here is a link to the website
You can also buy a NEW Budweg piston at a cost of about £16.
I have some experience of repairing calipers and having tried, just recently on my Ford Ranger, which had a seized piston on the front left hand caliper, to replace the seals and piston at a cost of some £48 with VAT and postage, my advise is DO NOT bother trying.
The replacement caliper from the above companies, a Budweg refurbished TOKICO caliper is £80 PLUS VAT, and a surcharge of £20 until the old caliper is returned
I have NOW found a far cheaper option from this company - (note I have no connection with them - I simply bought from them)
where a refurbished TOKICO caliper, refurbished by Brake Engineering of Birmingham (UK) will cost you
£55.21 plus VAT and £6.95 postage plus VAT, with a £25 surcharge, refundable when old caliper is returned.
Service and speed of delivery was excellent.
NB - common cause of course of seized pistons is a failure to change the brake fluid, at least every two years.
Hope the information helps.
It is simply not worthwhile attemptiing repair.
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