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« on: June 22, 2007, 09:08:19 PM »

Hello, I own a 67 Camaro SS/RS that is equiped with factory disk brakes. I have just purchased the vehicle and have found that both front calipers are leaking. Is this a common problem with these 4 piston calipers? If so, what is the best way to cure the problem? Is the use of stainless sleeves and different pistons and seals the best remedy? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 10:06:42 AM »

It's very common for original 4-piston fixed calipers to leak, especially if they haven't been replaced or rebuilt and sleeved. Most of the Camaro parts suppliers offer a service to sleeve them with stainless steel and rebuild them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 07:47:34 PM »

Thanks for your response. To get the best longevity and performance, is it best to sleeve and use the regular pistons and seals or to sleeve and convert to "O" ring type seals and corresponding pistons?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 01:43:52 PM »

The stainless sleeves are a "must", and stock vs. O-ring seals/pistons don't make much difference - the O-ring seals are only a distinct advantage on the '65-'82 Corvette application, where rear wheel bearing and rear rotor runout issues can cause "air-pumping". The stock-type pistons/seals will work fine on a Camaro.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007, 04:48:00 PM »

i had mine done by lone star calipers in texas. they did a great job, and were great to deal with. try www.lonestarcaliper.com
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 09:59:20 PM »

Has anyone had any experience with the NEW 4 piston calipers some places are offering for the 67s and 68s? I am thinking of converting my 68 and I like the OE look.

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