Do brake seals have to go in a certain way?

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Do brake seals have to go in a certain way?

Post by lozza » Wed May 06, 2015 2:26 pm

I've heard before that brake seals have to go in a certain way when you replace them so theres a raised lip on the side inside the caliper. when i put the seals in my calipers it feels like theres a raised lip on the inside caliper side whichever way i put it in. is this right?

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Do brake seals have to go in a certain way?

Post by JamieNeve » Wed May 06, 2015 4:24 pm

I am pretty sure that on the ZXR callipers, it does not matter which way the seals go round, as they are symmetrical if you remove them and look at them from the side!

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Re: Do brake seals have to go in a certain way?

Post by banner001 » Wed May 06, 2015 6:45 pm

They don't have an upper or lower side, just a separate and different oil and dirt seal.

Use plenty of red rubber grease on the seals and a bit on the side of the piston too, will ease assembly and make sure it moves smoothly in the bore.
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Re: Do brake seals have to go in a certain way?

Post by lozza » Thu May 07, 2015 11:39 am

thanks lads

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