Sticking rear calliper

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Sticking rear calliper

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My rear calliper was seized so I've stripped it, given it  good clean and installed new pistons but..the disk is still getting hot when I ride. The disk shouldn't get hot surely?Do I have to replace the calliper?
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I noticed my rear brake getting warmer than in should recently, I gave the pad retaining pin a smear of copper grease and the issue was resolved, I'm guessing they (the pads) were sticking and not releasing fully due to the slight corrosion on the pin.
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Re: Sticking rear calliper

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With the help of an assistant, changed the calliper/piston seals on my 2012 TC yesterday.

The rear wheel seems to rotate more freely now, with less noise/friction between the pads & disc when the brake is not applied.
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Re: Sticking rear calliper

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Potential new owner.. wrote:My rear calliper was seized so I've stripped it, given it good clean and installed new pistons.
RealOEM doesn't list pistons for a 2016 LC, https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=34_2072.

Where were the pistons obtained from.
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Re: Sticking rear calliper

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Are you sure its the caliper, it could be the pads jamming in the caliper housing, just a thought
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