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Changing rear pads

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by Flatdog, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Flatdog

    Flatdog New Member

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    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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  3. DGSdale

    DGSdale Member

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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.
     
  4. Flatdog

    Flatdog New Member

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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
     
  5. evomaster3000

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

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