Lotus Elan

Piston Removal

PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:39 pm

I'm probably going to get all sorts of reasons not to have done this, but having read all manner of solutions to removing seized in caliper pistons, I thought what the hell!
I've read about filling the caliper with water to boil in the oven to using a grease gun to remove them hydraulically, to using compressed air (not really my1st choice it has to be said!)
In my case, the pistons were shot anyway after being seized for some 30 or so years so my procedure was (I think) acceptable.
From the photos you will see that I tacked a bar onto the piston edges and used the welded heat to draw in some plus gas after. All four pistons were seized in solid before this and came out easily after attaching the bar.
This may have been done before but I thought it was worth sharing with you all.
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