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Rear pad tool

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by david7m, Jan 20, 2014.

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    Hi
    I had an advisory on the MOT that rear pads are 75% worn.
    Would like to do myself if going to be cheaper than at garage after I have brought the tool.

    Any links/advise for the tool?

    Pads on Euro seem cheap.

    Dave
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    Hi

    I got mine caliper wind back tool from Halfords.
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    ebay...Details about VS024 SEALEY DISC BRAKE PISTON CALIPER WIND BACK TOOL £9.50
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    Get a tin of elbow grease as well mate because chances are they'll be seized up and a bugger to wind back

    Euro car parts or Car parts for less are usually the best places to buy from if you're not going for anything too fancy in terms of pads.
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    Got an item number so i get the right one?
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    Where abouts in the Midlands are you? if your local your welcome to borrow my wind back tool.
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    Will do :)

    Normal pads will be fine :)

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    Thanks for the offer, Im Bloxwich. If they £10 I may as well get my own as not sure when I will get round to it and wouldnt want to have it for too long/risk damaging it.

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    No worrys! Quite handy to have in one the tool box
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    If you're feeling really tight it can and has been done with a pair of long-nosed pliers so long as it's not too seized... Could be worth trying that before putting your hand in your pocket?
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    Good luck with that on a car of this age. I normally have to put an extension on the proper tool to get more leverage!
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    Will get the tool, don't want to cause any damage so it ends up going to garage anyway.
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    Did it last year on a X reg S3 with not much bother at all... If the fella trying to save on cash (as he suggests in the initial post) then it could save him 20 quid or so.

    To put that in real terms that's 4 or 5 pints!? (depending on where you live) :beerchug:
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    Yeah, you're right, not worth getting your hands dirty.
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    £11 machine mart one is good for the money. Maybe buy one of these and if you can do it with pliers you can return it unused.

    I have lent my calliper rewind tool out so many times to mates, it must have made me a profit in beer tokens :beerchug:
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    Have been quoted £75 fitted, so have decided to have a go myself. Ordered pads from CarParts4Less and tool from eBay (less than £20 in total)...fingers crossed its not seized!
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