AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    23

    Rear brake work - caliper bracket

    Sorry for the boring thread question - just need a bit of advice.

    I'm swapping rear discs/pads and servicing calipers. Needed something to do tomorrow to avoid the 10 hours of Royal wedding...Ive already done the fronts a couple of weeks ago which went fine.

    Made a start tonight, but the prob I've got is with the two (tight) caliper bracket mounting bolts - the lower bolt seems tricky to get to - any advice on how to get to it?

    Also if anyone can confirm the hex bolt is 8mm? - feels like it, but wondering why they werent just made 7mm like the fronts, and dont want to round it off.

    Any help much appreciated, as ever
    cheers
    A4 2.0TDi S-Line 170(Remap) 6 speed Manual

    2011 plan | B5 spring cups | RS4 RARB | 17">19" | Connect ipod


  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,072
    They are hex 8mm and its a good ideea to soak them in wd40 for a few days prior attempting to work on. The heads are easy to round off, best to use a long breaker bar and a decent 8mm hex socket from Halfords (the Professional range is exceptionally good and has lifetime guarantee). If you round the head off then you will need a very good long nose pliers (Bahco ones from local B&Q or good plumbing outlets) and with the help of a plumbers torch (good quality Rothenberger one with MAPP gas- this is what i use) they should come out. If you strip the bolts you will have to renew them (about 4 quid each from local dealer)...
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO