Seal fitment

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Crazy7ony
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Seal fitment

Post by Crazy7ony » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 pm

Re building my calipers after being re furbed, ive got all new internals,seals and pistons.
Done the rears no problem but how the f**k do i get this seal back on lol.
My fingers hurt so gave up for the day.
Wondered if anybody had any tricks i could try or do from home. Im guessing it be a case of pressing it on with a suitable tool.Image

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Re: Seal fitment

Post by Bigg83 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:52 pm

If am doing any kind of seal that is hard unlike an o ring etc,i always boil the kettle and put it in the cup with the hot water to make it flexible and easy to work with

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Re: Seal fitment

Post by Crazy7ony » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:55 pm

@Bigg83 good idea and worth a try, its also got a metal rim in the bead of the rubber which is the problem stretching it over and into position but ill certainly warm it and try it pal

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Re: Seal fitment

Post by Cabbs » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 pm

I soaked them in boiling water first then worked the seal around and tapped the last bit over with a small rubber mallet.


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Re: Seal fitment

Post by Crazy7ony » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:29 pm

Thanks guys, i found a special tool number and my mate at audi checked and they have the tool at the dealership so I'll pop in and "borrow" it ImageImage

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Re: Seal fitment

Post by VanLife » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:52 pm

I've never come across a dust seal you have to press on. Usually they're easy to fit with just your fingers.

Are these Caddy calipers?

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Re: Seal fitment

Post by Crazy7ony » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:00 pm

@VanLife they are r32 calipers or same as s3 calipers, theres a metal ring in the seal which makes it hard to fit by hand, if they just pushed in I'd be fine but proper tight.

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