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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 10th, 2008, 9:27 am Thread Starter
 
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Question Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

Hi, Has anyone bought or made the BMW No. 34 1 500? If so could you send the dimensions in the forum so I can make this tool? Clymers says to use a piece of 1/8" steel to fabricate but it looks a little flimsy. -K-
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post #2 of 7 Old Oct 10th, 2008, 11:28 am
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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

That's what large flatblade screwdrivers and scrap wood are for.

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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

Karl,

What-Ya-Trying to do?

I hadn't searched to see where that tool is used, but, when replaced my pads, I used the old ones and a C-Clamp to compress them, no problem.

I'm more of a "rigger" than a special tool buyer

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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

if you remove the caliper, you shouldn't have any problem depressing/re-setting the "pistons" using your thumbs actually. It's a little easier if you take one of the old brake pads and a c-clamp, but even that's probably not necessary...save the cash and try it first
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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

When I first purchased my LT, I bought that tool and the piston spacer. I may have used the tool one time and now just use a screwdriver on the old pads to retract the piston. If I am just flushing the fluid I will use a pair of pliers to push the pistons back in.
The spacer tool would be more helpful to hold one of the front pistons in while you are depressing the other. I am attaching some pictures and some measurements.
Piston Retractor:
1/4" bars
Outside space when open is 1-3/8"
Outside space when closed is 1/2"
Tool is about 2" square where it goes against the pistons

Spacer Tool 34 1 520
3/8" thick
1" wide
2-3/4" long

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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

I just pull the old pads halfway out and "lever" the pistons back. I did make some spacers out of a cutting board to hold them back for my brake flushes.


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Re: Caliper resetting tool# 34 1 500

Thanks everbody for the kind help. -K-

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