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> Would you use this caliper?
Brian Fuerbach
post Aug 16 2022, 12:50 AM
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Very disappointed when I received 2 rebuilt calipers and one obviously had some considerable corrosion before being restored. After cad plating it looks like a gold nugget. The pad resting areas are extremely pitted and uneven. Pads move a lot more in the caliper than in my original calipers. Will this lead to any issues if I decide to use them?
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post Aug 16 2022, 02:57 AM
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QUOTE(Brian Fuerbach @ Aug 15 2022, 10:50 PM) *

Very disappointed when I received 2 rebuilt calipers and one obviously had some considerable corrosion before being restored. After cad plating it looks like a gold nugget. The pad resting areas are extremely pitted and uneven. Pads move a lot more in the caliper than in my original calipers. Will this lead to any issues if I decide to use them?


Wow , that one looks ugly.

To answer your question, I wouldn't use it, but only because it doesn't look good.
From a functional point of view one could only guess if its properly rebuilt.
Send it back … Our cars deserve better parts …

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post Aug 16 2022, 05:45 AM
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From what I can tell the area in question is a sliding surface for the pads, my vote would be to discard this caliper
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post Aug 16 2022, 06:01 AM
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I would be worried about metal fatigue on the pin holders. Should not have a been a candidate for rebuilding.
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post Aug 16 2022, 06:07 AM
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I never ever mess with less than perfect with the system that allows me to stop.
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post Aug 16 2022, 07:18 AM
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That’s trash.
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post Aug 16 2022, 07:23 AM
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There might not be a functional issue but I would still return it for a better one.
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post Aug 16 2022, 09:58 AM
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post Aug 16 2022, 10:03 AM
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Wouldn't use it either, there are still good cores out there. Why use something that pitted/corroded?
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post Aug 16 2022, 10:50 AM
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Just as the tree is coming through your windshield, I doubt you're going to be congratulating yourself on the money you saved by not getting a better one.

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post Aug 16 2022, 11:08 AM
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I will try to exchange it or just return the complete set. Like I said, I am disappointed. I expected much better from this vendor.
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post Aug 16 2022, 11:21 AM
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Can you post a zoomed out picture. I'm just curious what the whole caliper looks like.
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post Aug 16 2022, 12:03 PM
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Absolutely not. I can't believe any reputable supplier or builder would even consider sending something of such poor quality. Who was your supplier? That is very poor quality.
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post Aug 16 2022, 01:32 PM
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I understand cores are getting hatder to find. While functionally it may meet the job requirement, it's not pretty. If you got a discount ok, but this one shows its wear.
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post Aug 16 2022, 04:29 PM
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Question is, how did that make it all the way to you? Quality control was terrible. This should be on the wall of shame at the supplier that you got it from. I have seen a lot of 914 calipers and that is the worst thing I have ever seen of any caliper!

Get the company to give you back all your money. I hope you used a Credit Card or PayPal and they will go to bat for you in case the vendor would not issue a full refund.

And where did you get this from?


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post Aug 16 2022, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE(jd74914 @ Aug 16 2022, 10:21 AM) *

Can you post a zoomed out picture. I'm just curious what the whole caliper looks like.

I will take a pic when I get home.
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post Aug 16 2022, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE(burton73 @ Aug 16 2022, 03:29 PM) *

Question is, how did that make it all the way to you? Quality control was terrible. This should be on the wall of shame at the supplier that you got it from. I have seen a lot of 914 calipers and that is the worst thing I have ever seen of any caliper!

Get the company to give you back all your money. I hope you used a Credit Card or PayPal and they will go to bat for you in case the vendor would not issue a full refund.

And where did you get this from?


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I am not looking to throw any rebuilder under the bus but I agree with you nomination for the wall of shame. I am returning them to Pelican who is the supplier, not the rebuilder.

I have talked with a rebuilder today that is local to me and I will report back after I see his work.
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post Aug 16 2022, 05:24 PM
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I plan on getting new rears next year and pmb is the only one I am considering.
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post Aug 16 2022, 06:19 PM
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I would give the rebuilder the benefit of a doubt, so long as they are willing to make good on it.

The degradation we see here can probably be repaired.
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post Aug 16 2022, 06:34 PM
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Benefit of the doubt, there is no doubt that they thought it was ok to put it into a box with their name on it. The only way to fix those surfaces is to weld in material and re machine.
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