Originally Posted by Trevor04
Did u just use an air gun or did u have some fitting that u could screw it in to the compressor. And after it shoots out do u have to replace any parts or can u just put it back together
I had an fitting with the same thread as the caliper to my compressor. If you were to use an air gun it would basically be the same as using your hand to push the piston out. You would need to press the nossle of the air gun harder in to the caliper then the pressure created by the compressor. Path of least resistance and all that..
My rubber boots were cracked to begin with so I couldn't say if they would survive this procedure. I also had my caliper clampt down in my vice at the time. Although I wouldn't recommend the method I used. You could easily kill yourself this way. At least wrap it all up in a large towel or something to absorb the power released when the piston shoots off.
Good luck and keep your head back if using a vice.