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Hey everyone.

I bought a brake rebuild kit off Classic Alfa for my rear ATEs.

Everything was going great until I got to the dust covers. It seems like they’re a mm too small in diameter. I can’t get them onto the caliper. If I get one side to seat, it’ll just pop out when I try to get the other side on.

I’ve already ripped 1 cover trying to get it on, and probably damaged a caliper half already, so before mutilating things further, I thought I’d ask if there are any tricks to this.

The gents over at Classic Alfa had no advice to offer, saying they should fit fine.
 

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Yes they are a tight squeeze. when I rebuilt my front brakes, I put the cover on the piston first using some brake fluid to help slide it on. Then put the piston into the caliper and as you put that in, slip the dust cover seated on and put the clip around it.

Also make sure that the pistons (if reusing) have no blemishes or rust, if it's pitted too bad then just replace.
 
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