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    Changing rear pads

    Hi Guys
    When changing rear pads you apparently have to wind back the pistons. Do you really need a special tool or can something else be used? If so what? Actually bought tool a year ago, never used it yet and have left it in friends garage 200 miles away.
    Cheers

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    Neutral

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    Yes, there are ways of improvising like using snipe nose pliers for example. I've done it myself but you run a great risk of slipping and tearing the dirt seal bellows. Having used the proper tool last time it is sooooo much easier & quicker.

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    Thanks for that. I know it helps to use the right tool but I am reluctant to buy another, just a bugger it is so far away. I will try it tomorrow with the pliers.
    Cheers

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    I got a tool of ebay for not alot, well worth it! less than 15 iirc

 

 

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