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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:50 pm 
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Hi all i'm going to be giving the old girl a brake overhaul this weekend i'm doing rotors,pads,wheel bearings brake fluid flush etc what i want to no is this all possible to be done on the workshop floor e.g no pit or hoist just wanting to know what people have experienced.

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:30 pm 
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As long as you have a reasonable collection of tools, then it should all be fairly straight foward. You won't need a hoist, but ensure you use trustworthy stands, not just the jack. Oh, & don't breath in any of the dust :!:

You can get a caliper tool for pushing the piston back into the caliper, but it's only useful on the fronts. The rear will need its thread turned with the hand-brake lever/bracket removed. Bearings can sometimes be painful to remove, other times they just fall off the spindle. Depends on how hot they have been. Use a socket on the nuts & don't do them up too tight either, just firm so they spin freely without any other movement.

& one last tip, one-man bleed kits are great for flushing out the old fluid (contains the mess), but you can't beat a proper old fashioned two-man brake bleed.

Have fun :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:44 pm 
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Gunna rebuild the caliipers? I did my rears not so long ago, wasn't hard. Probably not necesary, but make sure you have a squiz at yours that the rubbers are still intact and that they are still all good.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:32 am 
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rear calipers just get pushed back like the fronts on ef and on. only ed and back need to be wound in.

rechack the bearing after a few hundred kilometres. and pack them really well.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:11 pm 
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bearings need to be torqued. you need to seat the bearings (a higher torque) then back it off then re torque to a ower torque to stop them falling off.

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:00 pm 
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Thanks for all the tips guys i thought it would be all possible just had to confirm tools won't be a prob being a diesel mechanic was really checking to see that you can get to everything keeping in mind im a big boy lol!!!
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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Got everything done on the brake side of things today thanks for everybodies input was all prety straight forward except for one little issue my little brother was giving me a hand and did one side which was all fine right up untill i was taking it for a test drive and wondered why my RR wheel was spinning and i thought what the f**k had i done turns out he had forgotten to take the blocks out and put the wheel back on!! :oops: man i was panicing lol!!!!
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