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So I'm getting my calipers refurbished by a local chap who normally does Jag brakes. He's hit a bit of a brick wall with the rears, as it seems that whoever reconditioned them last used some sort of plastic sleeve instead of the needle bearings for the handbrake mechanism, which has now disintegrated (probably due to the heat of a siezed handbrake.....). 

 

Now, honda don't seem to sell (or even list a part number) for the needle roller bearings, and trawling through the Internet seems to confirm this. 

 

What I'm trying to find out is what is used when calipers are remanufactured - any chance that anyone knows? 

 

I've seen on a forum in America that someone found a brass sleeve in their remanufactured ones for a teg. 

 

Obviously why they don't tend to last as long as the original ones. 

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IMG_20200130_124414.jpg

 

Arrived yesterday, dropped them off last night, and after some mild grinding of the caliper to clean up the chamber, it fitted like a glove applause.gif1

 

Massive props to @shebabby for pointing me in the right direction on ebay.

 

For anyone else in Internet land who needs needle roller bearings with a hole for honda brake caliper handbrake mechanisms, you need 

 

7E-HKS BA1012 Needle Roller Bearing with Hole 15.875x20.638x19.05mm

 

I got mine from the seller named cardiff-deals

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202541737100

 

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3 hours ago, dr_broon said:

So I'm getting my calipers refurbished by a local chap who normally does Jag brakes. He's hit a bit of a brick wall with the rears, as it seems that whoever reconditioned them last used some sort of plastic sleeve instead of the needle bearings for the handbrake mechanism, which has now disintegrated (probably due to the heat of a siezed handbrake.....). 

 

Now, honda don't seem to sell (or even list a part number) for the needle roller bearings, and trawling through the Internet seems to confirm this. 

 

What I'm trying to find out is what is used when calipers are remanufactured - any chance that anyone knows? 

 

I've seen on a forum in America that someone found a brass sleeve in their remanufactured ones for a teg. 

 

Obviously why they don't tend to last as long as the original ones. 

Im doing mine at the moment lol 

could you not use a piece of brass plate and bend it around the pin to shape it. It’s not a proper fix but will last alot longer than plastic mate 

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Take measurements and search ebay is your best bet but you may have to modify a little bit 

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Good find bud... I had a good look for something like that in Google, but had no joy. 

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6 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

Welcome back by the way ;)

Cheers mate. 

or the other way is to take the calliper to a bearing company near you to see if they have anything in stock 

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Yeah, that's a good idea as well.  I'd rather get them done properly so I don't have to keep changing calipers every couple of years. 

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Positive sign is I've just came across a thread via a picture on Google pics, which references the same sizes for brake calipers on a Nissan 300z

 

https://z31performance.com/forum/z31-repairs-forums/engine-mechanical/8685-rear-caliper-e-brake-bearing-fixed-updated-pics

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Just noticed that same thread says that mazda use them in the miata brakes too @Dave

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3 hours ago, dr_broon said:

Just noticed that same thread says that mazda use them in the miata brakes too @Dave

Still try to match measurements up first mate or it could be a waste of money. 

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Yeah, problem is that I don't have the calipers at the moment, and the bearings had been removed in the past.

I've gave it a shot in the spirit of discovery, so will see if they're right... Fingers crossed. 

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But if you got recon calipers surely they'd have the bearings replaced in them? And if so, then where are the recon companies getting them? Have to come from somewhere so they have to be available. seeya.gif1

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Well, it seems that the bearings might not always be replaced with bearings when refurbished... Think that a plastic sleeve might be a common thing. 

Could be why I've had umpteen rear calipers over the years. 

I'm hopeful about these bearings though. [smash.gif]

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Bit of info though... Found out this week that Brembo do refurbed standard calipers for our civics.... Prices about normal. 

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Dynodaze do em aswell I believe if needed. 

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There easy enough to do your self if you have a mechanical understanding of some degree lol I finished mine last night and it only cost £40 to rebuild both rears and roughly about same again to do the front ones next. But if you’re not confident then I would suggest to have someone who is capable of doing the job as it’s safety over cost after all. 

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Cool. 8-)

 

I'm getting them blinged up a bit at the same time, and this fella is doing the whole thing on all 4 for about £100-120 depending on how much the kits cost him friday.gif1

 

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12 hours ago, dr_broon said:

IMG_20200130_124414.jpg

 

Arrived yesterday, dropped them off last night, and after some mild grinding of the caliper to clean up the chamber, it fitted like a glove applause.gif1

 

Massive props to @shebabby for pointing me in the right direction on ebay.

 

For anyone else in Internet land who needs needle roller bearings with a hole for honda brake caliper handbrake mechanisms, you need 

 

7E-HKS BA1012 Needle Roller Bearing with Hole 15.875x20.638x19.05mm

 

I got mine from the seller named cardiff-deals

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202541737100

 

Happy days again mate lol

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