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Old 03-08-2001, 11:38 AM
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1972 280SE 4.5 V8

I discovered that my front caliper is leaking. I would like to just replace or rebuild it. I do not know how to tell the difference between Bendix and ATE calipers. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-08-2001, 07:06 PM
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You will usually find the name of the mfg. cast into the caliper itself. Take a look, you will be able to find it.
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Old 03-08-2001, 11:24 PM
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Bendix or Girling calipers will usually have two bent wires used for the pad cross-spring. Ate will have a solid metal cross spring. And as stated before, there is usually the manufaturer's name stapmed into the side of the caliper.
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