Brakes R56 JCW 2009 JCW Rear Brake Dust Seals

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  1. Metalman

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    Last summer I replaced pads front and rear, and I noticed one of my rear brake dust seals on the piston had a small tear. No fluid leaks.

    I did a search on the M/A forum, as well as a web search with no success finding a source for the OEM rear brake dust seals. I talked to the local MINI dealer and their parts screen doesn't show a listing for some reason. But they will sell me the whole brake assembly, which includes the seal pre installed.....

    The R53 shows a part number (item #12) for their dust seal, but cross checking brake caliper P/N's, the R56 changed, so I'm guessing the seal is different.

    Oh, and I'm not interested in Chinese knockoffs......

    Any source for an OEM part would be appreciated...

    R56 rear Brake
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    R53 Rear Brake Item #12
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  2. MCS02

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    Good luck. A few years back I was going to rebuild my sons front brakes. I was told you can’t get rebuild kits but they would be glad to sale me the whole thing. Have you tried rockauto?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.... It isn't listed on the RockAuto web site, but their supplier turns out to be Carlson Quality Brake Parts out of Lima Ohio. I jumped over to the Carlson website and they list both front and rear dust seals. Rear being P/N 15324 for my 2009. Found them on fleabay for $7.31 each. Ordered a pair.....
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    Way to go! Glad you found them.
     
  5. Crashton

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    I'd stay away from buying rebuilt calipers. It seems the quality of rebuilds have gone down. Rebuilding yourself is a good option if you can find the seemingly unobtainium parts.

    I had a rear caliper go bad on my R53. I bought & installed a rebuilt. It didn't last 6 months. The parts store replaced it. About the same amount of time later poof another duff caliper. At this time I said fark it all & bought a new gold plated caliper from the local dealer. Not cheap, but it did work & kept working.
     
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