Shimano XT M785 Caliper Leak
My front XT brake appears to be leaking fluid at the caliper end, right where the metal nut joins the hose to the caliper.
Has anyone fixed this before or is it likely to be a warranty job? The tech doc shows there are 2 o-rings with the banjo bolt which could be aligned faulty, but I’d rather not pull it apart if it’s clearly a problem I’m unlikely to fix.
I’ve just discovered it as it isn’t affecting brake feel at the lever, but has managed to contaminate 2 sets of pads so far.Posted 5 years agokiwifizSubscriber
Leak at banjo….a common fault….warranty replacement.
My new 2012 XT’s were fabulous…I stress WERE as the front calliper has blown a piston seal at 4 months old (less than 1 trail ride a week average) and it’s been in the shop coming up to two weeks waiting for parts……seems I’m not alone and there are possible manufacturing issues resulting in banjo and piston leaks…..
see discussion at…… http://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/love-new-2012-xt-brakes-734689-3.html
Hope a seal replace sorts them as they are superb when working…..but reliability is now in doubt for me at least.
and the outcome…..
Ok have heard back from the LBS. The bad news…..no 2012 XT piston seal parts available in the UK. The good news…..warranty swap out of whole front calliper + new pads! Result, but doesn’t bode well for the Shimano option….looks like this is an acknowledged problem.Posted 5 years ago
Good result in the end but 2 weeks no riding while waiting for the warranty swap. To the shimano distributors credit they sent the replacement immediately before the faulty calliper was sent back. Seems the chat amongst tinkering friends though is that when things go wrong Hopes are self serviceable, and Shimano’s are swop outs….. will be interested to hear others comments.couldashouldawouldaMember
How do you go about warranty claims for shimano? Purchased from rose bikes
In theory – any shimano dealer will help you. I guess especially if they know you / have a relationship with them. Shouldnt matter in theory if you bought a whole bike from Trek in Birmingham and your local is a Spesh from Manchester. In theory.
There is a thing called “shimano tech centres” (I’ll check the name) and there is a designated one in one lbs in most major towns.
Legally – the warranty is euro wide. But I dont think you need to get all ballsy – IME. A lbs calls / returns to Madison- it sounds reasonalbe – it gets fixed.Posted 5 years agodirtydogMember
I’ve just took delivery of a brand new pair from Rose, I’m now thinking I may be better sending them back for replacement before they get fitted.
It wouldn’t be so bad if they where mine but they’re a friends who bought them on my recommendation after reading nothing but glowing reviews.
Trying to get hold of 2012 Shimano spares in the UK is a joke!
What to do?Posted 5 years ago
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