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    Default Stuck Caliper - Brake Kits

    I took Jessica's former car to the shops, just to give it a run.

    Shocking instantaneous consumption; even on the downhill coast it was saying 14-odd litres per hundred.

    Upon returning, I could feel the heat pumping off its offside front wheel area. The sootiness is a good indicator, too.

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    Pondering the remedy got me thinking. Where the heck do I find an interchange list of caliper kits? As in, there would be unlikely anything so special in this caliper (Bendix, 57mm) that it isn't identical or near enough to (say) a caliper kit fitting a Krautmobile or Swede of some sort.
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    Addo

    this is a public forum

    Jessica will not like it known where her car is so i'd quickly stick the car in the shed, rip the caliper off and start searching but you may even have to think about hiding this thread

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    Do they have the handbrake on the front ?? If so, i'd be first checking someone hasn't adjusted the cable up so it always drags

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    Brake hoses have been known to collapse internally and act as one way valves.
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    As this car - like its successor 607 - travels faster than the speed of time (one of the main reasons I took it to the shops), its eventual parked location is where it started from several days beforehand; not necessarily where it finished the journey. So I am not worried about the car being spotted anywhere - unless the spotter was there a day before they actually think they saw it...

    Rear wheel handbrake, Shane (internal drum). Agreed, the hoses (marked 11/94) could be collapsed despite "looking" OK. I have new ones, yet to fit, as bleeding the rears is a bātard of a job.

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    addo most proper brake specialists will have a listing of individual seals based on sizes or you might try CMX you'll have to look 'em up, don't know if they're aussie wide. They're wholesalers only but you can go through a brake specialist if they've got what you want. They manufacture kits for the resleeving industry. Caliper make and size is all they need usually. Got the C5 caliper kits off them, $70 bucks each, and they have the piston seal in them, which Citroen doesn't supply. Hope that helps.

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    Ta for that, I was going to hit up BrakePro as they are the closest pseudo-trade outlet. I've just never seen a caliper kit catalogue; totally familiar with the shoe and pad catalogues and their 1:1 drawings. Suspecting the caliper slides are rooted due to torn boots, water/degreaser ingress and poor choice of lube in reassembling after disc renewal.

    Specific kits are available ex-UK via BiggRed for about $45/side plus post, no piston; landed cost would be close to what you found locally.

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