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    Default Lubricant for slides.

    I had a rear calliper slide cease on me on Saturday.
    Sunday, I pulled it down, (in the P%^^#@g down rain), cleaned and sprayed Lithium grease over mating surfaces of handbrake mechanism.

    My question is....
    Will this do, or are there alternative lubricants for these parts.

    P.S. what is the dimension of the piston slot in the rear calliper??? I need to make up a proper tool for it.

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    Default Lubrication for slides [rear calipers]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma
    I had a rear calliper slide cease on me on Saturday.
    Sunday, I pulled it down, (in the P%^^#@g down rain), cleaned and sprayed Lithium grease over mating surfaces of handbrake mechanism.

    My question is....
    Will this do, or are there alternative lubricants for these parts.

    P.S. what is the dimension of the piston slot in the rear calliper??? I need to make up a proper tool for it.
    Gamma,
    I posted on this problem a short time back, you will have to find "Seized Handbrake" or something like that.
    I had suggested an auxilliary spring on the cable to help in releasing the brake.
    My preference is for graphite or molybdenum grease on the sliding bits.

    The tool for rotating the rear caliper piston is illustrated in the Haynes 504 manual but with no dimensions. Good old Mr Haynes.
    I have used a square bladed screw driver to do this. About 6mm ? Working out how far to rotate it shouldn't be a problem.
    I made up the tool years ago, a friend borrowed it, need I go on?

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