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dubnut



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PostSubject: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyWed Nov 02 2011, 21:37

allo all,im tinkering with me brother in laws 1992 golf mk2 8v Gti at the mo.trying to sort the handbrake cos its cack,the cables are maxed out on their adjustment,you can feel on the drivers side that the cable is slightly moving but its barely moving the pivot on the caliper.ive heard that mk4 calipers are a good upgrade,can anyone shed anymore light on this?is it a straight forward conversion?cheers,Joe
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PostSubject: Re: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyThu Nov 03 2011, 08:26

Bin the cables they're normally cack.
Get hold of some mk3 calipers if you don't want to have to change out the the rear flexi pipe to a banjo one.


The calipers can be serviced but don't bother if you don't have the know how or tools.

It is unusual to find a mk2 with a decent hand brake.

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PostSubject: Re: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyThu Nov 03 2011, 11:51

guy wrote:
Bin the cables they're normally cack.
Get hold of some mk3 calipers if you don't want to have to change out the the rear flexi pipe to a banjo one.


The calipers can be serviced but don't bother if you don't have the know how or tools.

It is unusual to find a mk2 with a decent hand brake.
great stuff,cheers.do the mk2 cables fit the mk3 calipers?also,do i need the mk3 carriers or can i reuse the mk2 ones?
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PostSubject: Re: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyThu Nov 03 2011, 12:54

Mk3 calipers bolt straight on, same carriers, same cables, same pads etc.
Make sure you get the later version with the internal handbrake mechanism though as the early ones are just mk2 calipers anyway.
I recently picked up a pair on ebay for 62 delivered, the sellers ID was gb4634

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PostSubject: Re: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyThu Nov 03 2011, 15:20

The obvious difference between mk2 and mk3 calipers is the position of the handbrake mechanism , mk2 its on the top mk3 its on the side.

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PostSubject: Re: mk2 golf handbrake/caliper   mk2 golf handbrake/caliper EmptyFri Nov 04 2011, 07:58

guy wrote:
The obvious difference between mk2 and mk3 calipers is the position of the handbrake mechanism , mk2 its on the top mk3 its on the side.
nice one,cheers for that,i got cables and mk3 calipers on order,just hope the rain stops,ha....!
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