Yesterday I stripped down the front brake hopeing to find it in a similar state to the rear, sadly I have found it has been rather abused. You can see from the picture that there are small sections of the main caliper body chipped off, right down to the dust seal bed.
The problems dont stop with the caliper body, one of the pistons has also been badly marked by the use of molegrips or pliars. I am now left looking for a new caliper, as I dont feel I can trust this one.
I can’t understand what would drive someone to bodge parts that you have to rely on as heavily as the brakes….