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    URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    In process of fitting new Black Diamond discs and Predator pads to front of S3. All parts removed and the old pads have a female wear indicator connector, however, the new pads have a male connector?! Visually pads look the same (shape, size, etc), is this correct?! Should I a) refit the old pads and talk to supplier on Monday or b) am I ok to cut and remove connector from old pad and fit to new pad? Urgent advice requested please guys! Thanks Marcus.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    To Exchange the pads YOU CANNOT cut the connectors, to make fit, Personally I'd refit old ones until Monday and exchange the part, ***** I know but at least you'll be satisfied and have a parts warranty...

    Refit the old ones, call it a day for now and have a cool one on me!

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    cheers 28v6 ....
    but posted too late, couldnt really see why they couldnt be cut and swapped over, so I did it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Old female connector now sits where the male one did (pad side), all soldered up and insulated off.
    All said and done panic over, disc'n'pads fitted, seem to be bedding in well!
    Will be tackling the rears next week.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    lol fair enufff....


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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    Improvisation thats the spirit they all work the same way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif[/img]
    Polarity is not important either.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

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    Will be tackling the rears next week.

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    make sure that you have the correct tool for winding the calliper back....pain in the arse without it and risk damaging the calliper.

    Rich

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    Yep second the right tool thing it takes no time with it and is a pain without it.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    Let us know how the new pads/discs perform.


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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

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    Will be tackling the rears next week.

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    make sure that you have the correct tool for winding the calliper back....pain in the arse without it and risk damaging the calliper.

    Rich

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    OK, so winding the rear calliper back ... i assume its notched and you push and "screw" it back in?? where do u get the tool from, expensive?? Can I manufacture a tool that will do the job..

    As for the fronts - seems to be fine, the improvisation of the connectors has worked well. Only 60 miles worth of easy bedding and they have started to bite and appear to be at least as good as standard already. Looking forward to putting them under some pressure in a few hundred miles time.

    Any advice on the rear tool (sounds a bit rude) would be appreciated.

    Cheers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    Halfords sell a suitable tool. Or if you have some square bar, threaded rod and the same size tap you could make one.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    cheers Neil

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    in what order did u bleed the brakes ?

    i think there is a certain way

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    didnt, took my time in slowly compressing the caliper with a G-clamp and removing XS fluid straight with a large syringe.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    That's the ticket improvisation is good every time.

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    Re: URGENT - HELP NEEDED CAR IN BITS

    The site seems to be on a go slow and I managed to put the same post in twice.

 

 

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