2-42 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Using compressed air, remove the piston.
Cover the caliper opening with a clean, heavy cloth [A].
Remove the piston by lightly applying compressed air [B]
to where the brake line fits into the caliper.
To avoid serious injury, never place your fingers or
palm inside the caliper opening. If you apply com-
pressed air into the caliper in such condition, the
piston may crush your hand or finger.
Pull out the piston [A] by hand.
Remove the dust seal [B] and fluid seal [C].
Clean the caliper parts except for the pads.
For cleaning of the parts, use only disc brake fluid,
isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.
The bleed valve was removed, install the bleed valve and
Torque - Caliper Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Replace the fluid seal(s) [A] with new ones.
Replace the dust seal(s) [B] with new ones.
Assemble the front and rear caliper as follows.
Apply brake fluid to the fluid seal(s), and install them into
the cylinders by hand.
Apply brake fluid to the dust seal(s), and install them into
the cylinder by hand.
Apply brake fluid to the outside of the piston(s) [C], and
push them into each cylinder by hand.