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who's used a disc brake piston remover?

pow3rslave

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i took the calipers off my front to paint and noticed the rubbers on them were pretty shot. figured while they were off i should replace them. i don't have compressed air handy and can't be assed putting them back on to use the brake lines to eject the piston.

i remember seeing a tool to take them out at ricerbarn like this


are these worth it? it just looked better than spilling brake fluid all over my newly painted calipers.
 

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that tool is for screwing in rear pistons on ford diffs as the handbrake is threaded into the pistons on them.but it may work to help get them out
 

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crap. is there any other way to get the pistons out (apart from air pressure/reconnectingthem)
 

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depends if they are pushed in very far could use the dust seal groove on the outside of the piston and a couple of screwdrivers
 

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might even be able to hold it by hand or with a really soft jawed vice and turn n pull the piston out. ? Doesn't anyone you know have an air compressor ?
How much are new pistons for that model in case you damage it? I think they are about $20 each for VS.
 

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evem the garage has compressed air just cut an old tyre valve out of a rim and go use the tyre pump
 
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