2-58 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply brake fluid to the outside of the pistons, and push
them into each cylinder by hand.
Check the friction boot [A] and the dust cover [B] replace
them with new ones if they are damaged.
Apply a thin coat of PBC (Poly Butyl Cuprysil) grease
to the caliper holder shafts [C] (PBC is a special high
-temperature, water-resistance grease).
Install the pad spring [A].
Install the pads (see Front Brake Pad Installation in the
Wipe up any spilled brake fluid on the caliper with wet
Rear Caliper Disassembly
Rear Caliper (see Rear Caliper Removal in the Brakes
Brake Pads (see Rear Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes
Using compressed air, remove the piston.
Cover the piston area with a clean, thick cloth [A].
Blow compressed air [B] into the hole for the banjo bolt to
remove the piston.
The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and
fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of
Pull out the pistons by hand.
If compressed air is not available, do as follows with the
brake hose connected to the caliper.
Prepare a container for brake fluid, and perform the
work above it.
Remove the brake pads (see Rear Brake Pad Removal
in the Brakes chapter).
Pump the brake pedal until the piston come out of the
cylinder, and then disassemble the caliper.