70-72 Skylark Brake Caliper Banjo Bolt Surface

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Christopher Spouse Drew, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    Okay guys, I have to say I'm pretty pissed off about these calipers. I bought two different pairs of brake calipers from two different companies and both of them don't have the ring grooves on the caliper surface that the crush washer smushes against, which is causing my brake hose to leak. Guys, who else has this problem?? I just heard of these stat o seal washers that are supposed to be good. Any advice? Thanks in advance
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Make sure the bolt isn't too long, I've seen the bolt bottom out just before oh rd it gets tight enough to seal
  3. Christopher Spouse Drew

    Christopher Spouse Drew Well-Known Member

    The Banjo Bolt is perfect and I tried several banjo bolts anyway.
  4. ragtops

    ragtops Gold Level Contributor

    If you have rebuilt calipers you may need to add an extra copper washer to either side of the hose/bolt assembly to achieve sealing. I have done this more than once or twice.
    I have also had "burrs" on the surface of some new banjo bolts which would ruin the copper washer and prevent sealing a couple times. I just pitched the bolts and replaced them.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019

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