Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Thanks. First I inserted the hose into the threaded socket on the caliper then rotated the caliper about the hose until all the thread was nearly taken up. I then used a spanner to nip it tight then I tried to place the caliper into its bolting position when it became obvious that the hose was being unduly twisted. So I slackened off the union and put the caliper in position, but as soon as tried to tighten the nut on the hose the same twisting occurred. I had the car motd last month and they said the caliper piston was jamming so I got another one but it didnt look right though they said it was and went ahead and fitted it. I noticed that the disc wasnt wearing evenly in that a rusty band was developing so I figured I was right and the caliper was incorrect. When I took the one off theyd fitted one of the springs on the pads had sheared because there was no space in the caliper for it to move, so I ordered the correct replacement which has a recess inside for the springs and which I tried to fit yesterday. It occurs to me that they may have changed the hose to fit the wrong caliper (!) and maybe thats where the problem lies. I was reluctant to touch the top union as the supporting bracket looked fragile, but if theyve already mobilised the thread hopefully I'll get away with it. Its been a frustrating pain, but better than being stopped in roadside check and getting a fine and x points under vehicle safety and constructions regs!