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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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Call Phil at Napa. +1 850-916-6272. He is only there Friday and Saturday (retiring soon). You might have to purchase the entire caliper to get the steel ones, I don't know. He will know your situation since I spoke with him yesterday.
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Call Phil at Napa. +1 850-916-6272. He is only there Friday and Saturday (retiring soon). You might have to purchase the entire caliper to get the steel ones, I don't know. He will know your situation since I spoke with him yesterday.

I called, Phil is pretty cool! All three of us are about the same age. LOL
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Anyone else have an opinion about the piston issue we have been discussing? I'd really like to get Mark's brake problem resolved. He would certainly like that too.
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post #24 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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You know, the other thing I read about the phenolic piston. I read that when most of these manufacture's do a rebuild they reuse the old piston.

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You could convert to the Vanco big brake kit, it uses the dual piston Ford Explorer calipers.
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For what I do the stock brakes are fine when they work fine. LOL
The new pistons will be here today, but it's going to rain for the next couple of days. I won't be driving anywhere anyway so no big deal.
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Received the new front caliper pistons. They are made by Carlson but they have the Chrysler emblem on the back, if it means anything. LOL Could just be an I.D. mark. Who knows.
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The rain came yesterday. It will be here for a few days. It is tropical coming in from the Gulf.

In other words the jeep will sit till the rain leaves. I can't get the jeep in the garage because of a pile of dirt. LOL
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People around here suggested I use DOT 5 fluid, problem is it is not compatible with any of the other DOT fluids.
I ordered a couple quarts of DOT 5.1 and will use it when I do the brakes. We have more rain in the forecast so it may be awhile yet. Maybe I can maneuver the Jeep around the dirt pile and get the nose in the shop.
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Went ahead and ordered new pistons for the rear calipers. I already have the rebuild kits. They are Centric kits, bought awhile back. Received the DOT 5.1 fluid, two 32 oz. bottles. It's Wagner brand.
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