what a dummy I am!!! While bleeding my brake line, I accidentally pumped too much and one of the pistons partially came out of the caliper body. I pushed it back in (with my hands) but now they aren't articulating correctly (ie I have to squeeze the levers muliple times to get a little movement from the pistons). What do I need to do to fix this?
Here's a little history of my stupidity in case anyone is interested (or wants to avoid the same mistake):
I got a nice used set of XTR disc brakes at a great price. I needed to re-connect the front caliper and bleed the mineral oil (long, tedious process). I removed the brake pads (big mistake) so that I wouldn't accidentally contaminate the pads). I bled the line by opening the fluid reservoir and squeezing the lever back and forth (allowing tiny bubbles to percolate up and then refilling the reservoir). I pushed the pistons flush every so often but in the final stages of the bleed, I didn't check the pistons soon enough and one of the pistons partially came out of the caliper body, I pushed it back in but now the pistons aren't articulating correctly. I have to squeeze the levers a number of times before I get a little bit of articulation in the pistons.
thanks for any help.
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Thread: Need Advice on XTR Calipers
Check out hottest mountain bike products from these brands!
See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »