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Offline Stamanatic

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Snapped Circlip on rear caliper rebuild
« on: March 15, 2021, 06:11:26 pm »
Hi Guys,

Anyone know if it's possible to get the circlip below which retains the handbrake mechanism? Or even something from a circlip set I could use?



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Re: Snapped Circlip on rear caliper rebuild
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 07:41:08 pm »
I would hope that the outer diameter is a standard size, but those notches make them specialised low profile
Along with knowing they are a complete ar$e to fit I am very sure you can't source them from VW - they would just replace the whole caliper

I would try contacting a specialist in braking such as Big Redd or Brakes international.

If you get a replacement, check they have seated properly before rebuilding the rest of the caliper... don't ask how I know

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Re: Snapped Circlip on rear caliper rebuild
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 08:15:23 pm »
Damn that doesn't sound good :/

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Re: Snapped Circlip on rear caliper rebuild
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021, 05:32:29 am »
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