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Hi my driver's side front caliper is seizing, just got out at work and the wheel is black and the brake was smoking, can you still get the original Lucas calipers or will I have to get one like a pagid one or something? Thanks
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You can get Lucas ones from GSF as rebuilt options with returning your faulty one
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Thanks, any idea how much they are?
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https://www.gsfcarparts.com/655vg1000

84.30 with GSF60 and you’ll get £30 back for returning the caliper too

You might want to think about new discs and pads. The disk could well be warped and the pad damaged if it was smoking
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Thanks very much, yeah I was gonna replace the discs and pads as well
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Why don't you rebuild the caliper? Ti be honest, I'd really suggest you to rebuild both the front calipers.
The o-ring and the other rubber stuff will cost much less if you buy them directly from VW.
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For the sake of £54 having rebuilt callipers many times, I’d just pay it lol

Convenience is king lol
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Hi, just so people are aware, I ordered a Lucas caliper from gsf but it didn't fit, it was too small for the GTi, I did eventually find a genuine GTi one which I ordered from cat automtice so all is well now.
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Nice to know GSF are stocking incorrect parts against part numbers! Glad its sorted
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Haha yeah, thanks for the help though
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