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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Haglos, May 5, 2009.

  1. Haglos
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    [May 5, 2009]
    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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    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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    can i get the wind back tool from halfords thanks for the advice peeps
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    [May 6, 2009]
    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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