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 Post subject: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:10 am 
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I removed the caliper and put in the new brake pads with anti-brake squeal

Now I can't put the caliper back on, it's not "wide" enough

Is there like a pressure gauge which can relieve the pressure so it will fit back on?

Some help is needed cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:47 am 
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You need to use a G clamp or similar to push the pistons back in so the pad fits.

You can buy a special tool for like $15 too.
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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:33 pm 
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if you use a g clamp, use an old pad against the pistons

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:40 pm 
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yep you need a g clamp..
and holly s**t!!! thats an awfull amount of anti squeel you have used there...

looks like your iceing a cake lol.....
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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:41 pm 
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XR-Lane wrote:
if you use a g clamp, use an old pad against the pistons

cheers got it, problem solvered!
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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:42 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
yep you need a g clamp..
and holly s**t!!! thats an awfull amount of anti squeel you have used there...

looks like your iceing a cake lol.....


well it does say at the back of the bottle to apply "liberally" hahaha

oh well
too much anti-squeel won't kill it right? or will it?
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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:05 pm 
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cczfairmont wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
yep you need a g clamp..
and holly s**t!!! thats an awfull amount of anti squeel you have used there...

looks like your iceing a cake lol.....


well it does say at the back of the bottle to apply "liberally" hahaha

oh well
too much anti-squeel won't kill it right? or will it?


naa it wont kill it..aslong as it dont get all over the disk face..
just any excess that may come off will end up on the inside of your wheels..
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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm 
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You should be able to do it with your fingers, no need for a G-clamp.

I have to do it that way with the Brembo's, as you can't get a G-clamp in there (cause there's pistons on both sides of the calliper).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brakes - need some help!
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:17 pm 
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Also, watch the brake fluid doesnt flow over the bottle. I lot of people top up their brake fluid not giving any thought to the fact that when you do your brake pads, your level will be close to spot on.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:20 pm 
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XR-Lane wrote:
Also, watch the brake fluid doesnt flow over the bottle. I lot of people top up their brake fluid not giving any thought to the fact that when you do your brake pads, your level will be close to spot on.


thanks for the warning
ive changed all 4 pads with no problems
so do you mean when you push the pistons in (to gain clearance). the fluid flows up?
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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:31 pm 
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cczfairmont wrote:
XR-Lane wrote:
Also, watch the brake fluid doesnt flow over the bottle. I lot of people top up their brake fluid not giving any thought to the fact that when you do your brake pads, your level will be close to spot on.


thanks for the warning
ive changed all 4 pads with no problems
so do you mean when you push the pistons in (to gain clearance). the fluid flows up?


Yes thats exactly what im saying, if my fluid goes down too far I will check that my brake pads dont need changing before just topping up the fluid. because brake fluid doesnt just evaporate, low fluid normally means there is a leak in the brake lines or your brake pads are wearing low.

 

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