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Bumble

posted on 27/5/10 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
M16 Calipers.......Help please..........

Hi all,
How do the little springs attach to the M16 calipers? Anyone got a pic/diagram that shows how they attach.
Thanks,
Matt Rescued attachment M16 Caliper & Spring.JPG
Rescued attachment M16 Caliper & Spring.JPG

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philw

posted on 27/5/10 at 05:39 PM Reply With Quote
IIRC the looped bits go around the pin, there should be a tiny hole drilled in the caliper casing behind the pads and the pointy ends of the spring fit into the hole, HTH, crap explanation i'm sure someone will do better





Must try harder

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MkII

posted on 27/5/10 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
the looped bits go round the pin, the "lugs" on the outside of the spring fit against the edge of the metal pad back (the edge the camera is looking directly at) and the ends of the spring fit into holes in the pad back the holes inbetween the pin holes . I could fit them for you in about ten seconds but its taken about ten minutes to describe how to do it(and Im still not sure it makes sense) .m.

[Edited on 27/5/10 by MkII]

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Bumble

posted on 27/5/10 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
A bit like this then......
Thanks to all.
Matt Rescued attachment IMG_5915.JPG
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MkII

posted on 27/5/10 at 06:21 PM Reply With Quote
that looks how I think it should go .m.
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paulf

posted on 27/5/10 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
What are they for? .Ive never had any on my car, the calipers were reconditioned and there were none with the pads either so I assume you can safely through them away.
Paul

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MikeR

posted on 3/8/20 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
10 years after the original post, I'm trying to figure out how to fit these and after random web searches this site comes up trumps (referenced from wscc)

Thank you.

And just in case anyone knows, the metal shims that goes between the piston and pad, does the arrow point to the sky (direction of brake disc travel) or floor?

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rusty nuts

posted on 3/8/20 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
The arrow points in the direction of rotation. Bit late for Paul but the springs are for anti rattle
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