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    any posts / how tos to replace the seals on rear calipers?

    as post, just nacked the rear seals, or any good places to get calipers?

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    Never seen a how to, but they are easily done.

    You have to screw the piston out & will usually find some corrosion in the back of the original seals.
    A good clean out with a tooth brush & scriber if need be, followed by a blast through with contact / brake cleaner.
    The pistons themselves should easily clean up with a wire brush etc.
    You can get the seals through the Audi parts dept & re-assemble using silicone grease.

    Then its the usual process of fitting & bleeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epox View Post
    as post, just nacked the rear seals, or any good places to get calipers?

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    Got my seals and new guide pins / boots from here, about a quarter of the price of the dealer:

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    thanks, is it 41 or 38 seals for the s3?

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    original PN is 8D0698671.. 38mm as i remember, but can check in a few hours as i have a spare kit around
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris99 View Post
    original PN is 8D0698671.. 38mm as i remember, but can check in a few hours as i have a spare kit around
    38mm is the one you need for S3
    payed much more for an OEM repair kit which is also TRW
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    So is the 41mm for the A3 (non S3)? I'm tempted to replace the seals as I just can't justify the cost of new calipers if a seal kit is a fiver...
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