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    brake pads and discs

    im doing my pads and discs on the weekend just wanted a little advice on what to be careful of and on the discs do you need a special tool any help appriciated cheers

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    If you're doing your rears then you could do with the tool to wind the pistons back in the caliper. You can do it without but its a right faff.

    Machine mart sell them.

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    yeh im doing the back pads as well which are very low and i have a g-clamp for the piston

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haglos View Post
    yeh im doing the back pads as well which are very low and i have a g-clamp for the piston

    The pistons are threaded so its not just a case of pushing them back in, they need winding in mate. (A3 ones do anyway)
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    You will need the wind back tool makes life so easy, and possibly a impact driver (thinks thats the name havn`t woken up yet ) to undo the disc holding screw. It may come undone without but its easyier if you have one tbh.
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    For the fronts, I didn't use any of these winding up tools. Just straightforward. Check this link here for a guide and some pics:

    http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/88159.aspx

    http://bambergvr6.freeservers.com/go...m_big_brak.htm
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    can i get the wind back tool from halfords thanks for the advice peeps

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    my friend was saying you can use snub nose pliers is this true because i just want a trouble free job lol

 

 

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