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what size Allen for rear brake?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MrTackalakalaka, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. MrTackalakalaka
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    Hello everyone

    trying to get the bracket off so i can file where the pads go etc.

    Is it an 8mm allen? I had a look and the 8mm seemed to fit but cause they are so tight i don't want to give it some beans and find out its slipping and rounding it off.

    Cheers
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    also.....

    The bolts to undo the rear calliper (13mm)......where can i get replacements of these? Mine seem quite worn and one is rounding off.

    I always thought they came with new sets of pads but weren't any in mine.
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    8mm and they are a git to undo... good luck :)

    Some pad kits some don't it seems... the bolts can be reused but... seeing as you will no doubt be paying the dealer a visit for new carrier bolts you may as well get some new caliper bolts too lol... :p

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    oh joy ill be doing the rears this week too..sigh
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    All done!! No problems at all wahoo......

    Except.....for the locking wheel nut key...... Bloody went and buggered it didn't i!

    On to McGard now, fingers crossed they can get a new one to me before next monday as my car is in for ALOT of work!
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    I'm doing my rears this weekend, any tips?! Never done rears before!
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    Got the wind-back tool?
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    Buy/borrow a piston wind in tool... the pistons on these never seem to wanna wind in using pliers like older VAGs...

    I would be prepared to buy new carrier bolts from VAG as they have a tendency to round off...use plenty of WD40... copper grease on the slider pins... new bolts for the sliders too (normally come in most decent pad kits...)

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    electric handbreak ftw! retract it and install pads :)
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    Good advice. Thanks :)

    Yea got a winder tool from GSF before. Just need to get my locking nuts off now, Ffs!
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