Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Can't wind out rear calliper piston - help!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So I thought I was on the home straight with my rear calliper refurb. They've been blasted and I'm doing the final clean-up before painting them, except the bloody pistons won't wind out! I have the correct tool which I have used in the past to wind them in and out before, but they're pretty...
  2. Rear brake calliper

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I'm planning to paint my rear brake callipers. Is it possible to remove the callipers without messing with the hand brake? I just want to take the callipers of the rotors, I don't need to disconnect the hand brake cable (or the brake hose). Would this affect the hand brake or can I just put...
  3. Wind back tool for rear calliper pistons

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Can someone please post a picture and measures of a wind back tool for 159's rear calliper pistons? Or maybe explain a procedure how to make an alternative tool. Many thanks in advance. Cona
  4. Stiff brake calliper bolts, any tips?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, I tried to put new pads on the front of my GTV this morning without success, the two bolts holding the brake calliper in place would not budge. I have an extending socket thingy which I use for wheel bolts but had no luck with it, I tried hitting my normal socket with a hammer again...
  5. Calliper carrier/bracket bolts - single use?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    On 1.9 JDTm, does anyone know if the two large bolts that secure the calliper carrier (bracket) are single use items? I haven't yet found any mention of them needing to be replaced, but on my previous cars it was always advised as they were TTY (stretch) bolts which, once torqued up over...
  6. Brembo brake calliper,what colour red?

    Alfa MiTo
    Having recently had my brakes checked by my local Alfa dealer I have noticed that they have chipped:rant: the paint on the corners of the callipers:cry:. Does anyone know what colour red they are as I want to touch them up before the paint peels off across the callipers.
  7. Desperately need a new rear calliper...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone help, garage is trying to charge me £200 supply only which seems extortionate. Any help, have emailed eb but no reply yet, non stock item from alternative autos. Need it to pass my mot! GTV V6 by the way. One more thing, are the V6 and TS ones the same?
  8. Brake calliper clearance

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    There doesn't seem to be much clearance between the front brakes and the wheel on my 17s. (Just noticed today. Can't be more than a couple of mm. Is this normal?
  9. Another bloody calliper painting thread

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've asked this half a dozen times, but haven't received an answer & have (exhaustively) searched previous threads. I'm going to paint my callipers & apply heat resistant decals. Do I need to apply lacquer as well or will the decals survive power washes etc...? Please help.
  10. How big does a rear calliper of a 147 can take?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My front calliper is tarox 6 with a 315 disc,when the car stands alone it looks weird...Coz the front disc is much bigger than the rear,,,,Just wondering,how big of a disc does the stock callipers can take?
  11. Calliper colour

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So, I've been thinking about painting my callipers for some time now. I think either black or red would be cool (to match the red leather inside). I'm leaning more towards black though. What do you guys think? Any suggestions? Here's the car
  12. Pealing front brake calliper lacquer?

    Alfa GTA
    Have noticed today that the lacquer on my front brake callipers is starting to peal off! Has anyone had any experience with the this? Am looking at re lacquering them but not sure if I will need a special hi-temp lacquer to do the job properly? Any help would be great.
  13. 156 Calliper Removal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone tell me what size spanner I need to remove the callipers on my 156. Planning to replace the discs at the weekend and want to make sure I dont need any specialist tools. Thanks Martin
  14. Rear Calliper Service Kit

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi everyone Anyone got any ideas as to where i can get these from?? Its for a 1983 Sud. I stripped my calipers down today and the outer dust shields are looking very ropey:( thanks
  15. Calliper Refurb

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I want to get my brake callipers refurbished and serviced on my 2001 GTV V6 as they are looking tatty. The front 4 pot Brembos just need a repaint and a couple of dust-seals replaced, but the rears are single piston aluminium and have very badly decayed. Can anyone recommend somewhere in the UK...
  16. Brake calliper piston won't move

    Alfa 155
    Hi all, I'm trying to put a new brake disk on the back of my V6 for the MOT but can't get the piston to move back in the calliper. The new disk is a couple of mils thicker than the old one so I need to move the piston back a little way. The guy at the Alfa garage said you have to rotate the...
  17. 147 rear brake calliper reconditioning

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm reconditioning the rear callipers on my 147 and have hit a small issue. I've got new main piston seals to fit but I can't remove the old ones. I've managed to tear one already so I'm not touching the other side until I've sorted it. I think I need to move the piston out a little more but...