Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colchester (ish)
Car: 45W and 420P Diesels
Copper sealing washers on brake hose banjos
When I replaced one of the front calipers this weekend, there were no copper sealing washers either side of the banjo joining the flexible hose to the caliper. The Rimmer bros site shows there should be one but the caliper was the original on the car (had it from new) and the hose has never been disconnected before. Is this right? Should there be copper washers, if so one or two (one or both sides of banjo) and what size are they? If they should be present I will have a look at the other calipers on each wheel in turn and fit them as this could presumably be the cause of my brake pedal creep if they have been left off from new? Should they be collapsible washers or can I buy solid ones as from EBay?