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  1. Does a standard 147 rear caliper for 276mm brakes fit on a GTA

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, does anyone know the difference between the Lucas rear calipers for the standard 147 with 276mm discs and the ones fitted to a gta? they have different part numbers but they use the same pads and discs, I really need a caliper but I can't find the ones that are allegedly specifically...
  2. 147 front caliper anti-rattle springs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Mine have vanished, and the pads are rattling. When I changed the pads the new springs didn't seem to fit well, and clearly they didn't. I spent an hour today trying to fit new ones, the same Ferodo FBA526 as the pair that have gone missing. I've checked and they are listed as correct, but...
  3. Brembo Caliper woes...

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening all, So I attempted to change the front pads on my Giulietta at the weekend. Anticipating the struggle with the pins. New ones were ordered, punches and dremel on hand if required. Got the passenger side changed after a bit of a battle with the pins. But the driver's...
  4. 2.4 brembo caliper upgrade

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have the calipers and hubs etc. Do you also need different flexible hoses?
  5. Front Brake Caliper Bolts Torque

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just wondering if anyone can confirm the torque settings for the caliper carrier bolts (7mm hex) and caliper bolts (19mm socket) on the front calipers? This thread mentions the front caliper bolts are 22-32Nm. I assume this is the 7mm hex bolts as it sounds too low for the ones with the 19mm...
  6. Rear caliper

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I need to change my rear pads on my brera. Do the calipers need winding in or can they just be pushed in.
  7. Twin Spark 1600 - Ridex rear left caliper

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got all my brakes upgraded back in January, Brembo Discs and pads. The rear left caliper was shot and actually shattered the remainder of the pad about 2 days before I got them done. Bought a cheap/used replacement for the time but this one is on it's way out now, anyone used the Ridex ones from...
  8. Rear brake caliper bolts

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Hoping someone can help me with this So last weekend I changed the brake discs and pads on front an rear, however the rear bolts have came loose on the rear caliper, the problem I now have is does anyone know what size bolts these are? It's the ones with the 8mm Allen key fitment on...
  9. Rear brake caliper lever arm wanted

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I need the small arm with the splined hole and holds the brake cable nipple.
  10. Rear brake caliper

    Alfa GTA
    Hello again, My rear brake caliper is rusty and needs a refreshment. Now the GTA is parked for the winter and I wonder if the stand brake caliper is equal to the rest of 156. I'm wondering to get some used regular calipers from 156 and fix them up in winter. When spring comes, it's just for me...
  11. Ideas to free siezed caliper nipple?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Anyone got any workable solutions to free the bleed nipple on 4 pot Brembo caliper.. it's the inside one that's being a pain. The Alfa specialist, through experience is hesitant to apply more force saying he knows it's going to snap off. Had to bleed the caliper by turning it upside down...
  12. Is Brera\159 Brembo Caliper set fit our G directly?

    Alfa Giulietta
    As title, since I found the the brembo disc 330mm having the same part number on Brera and 159, thanks a lot... I am a newbie to the Alfa, and the G.:rofl:
  13. Rear Brake Caliper Why wont go back ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had binding rear brakes on the 159 so removed the drivers side caliper and cleaned the pads and where they sit as they were bunged up with rust ect ect but i cant get the piston to go back. I know you are meant to have a proper winding tool but ive always managed with a G clamp and giving the...
  14. Brake caliper refurb advice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am about to refurb the rear brake calipers and carriers off my 1998 156 V6 (early 251mm discs) but before I splurge £180 with Bigg Red, does anyone have any other suggestions? I don't want to just wire brush them and spray them up, as they will need new pistons and seals etc 100% for sure...
  15. Caliper Piston Wear on Newest Part

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Alfa fans. I had what appears to be a common problem - the rear calipers on my Mito seized. They were replaced less than two years ago. I just had an MOT and I was warned that the caliper piston boot is split and letting in dirt, etc. and may cause a future seizure. I asked how this can...
  16. Caliper Piston Cover

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, I recently was checking my front brakes as I am getting a squeak, I realized that the pistons on the caliper have like a thin metal cover over them. I was wondering if this was normal, I haven't seen them on pictures or on other cars. Thanks
  17. Rear caliper carrier lower bolt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, just joined after owning my GT for 3+ years. My rear caliper pin is seized in the carrier and needs replacing. However I'm struggling to free the lower carrier bolt from the hub. Due to the 'unique way' inwhich the suspension arm bolts to the hub I can only get an open ended spanner to...
  18. Brake Caliper Rewind Tool

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had the rear brakes and suspension in bits on my 147 1.9 jtdm. Basically it's been stood for a while as I had a hip operation and couldn't drive a manual either before or after + I've never been into the rear brakes yet. I had also bent one of the rear suspension arms but we won't go into...
  19. Front Brake Caliper Colour Question

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I'm frankenstein merging two 166 3.2s on this thread here: The calipers on both cars are pretty manky, and as I've got a set of Ti wheels, they need to look a bit nicer than they do, so I'm going to get...
  20. Brake caliper brand used for ph2

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Does anyone know what system brakes is used for gtv phase2 (1998 v6 tb)? Lucas/trw/ate? I want to order pads and refurbish set . Thx