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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:54 pm 
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how do i change brake pads? is it an easy job, im only doing front brakes for now
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:17 pm 
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Absolute piece of cake dude pull your wheels then remove your calipers two bolts from memory then remove your old pads and stick the new one in. You may need to push the caliper pistons back in to get the caliper to clear the rotor again. do this by getting one of your old pads and a G-clamp and push the piston back in. Any more questions just ask.

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:25 pm 
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what tools do i need, could i do it with a shifter and pliers(i know its a stupid thought) but ive never had to replace pads before :oops:
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:59 pm 
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tyre iron (to get wheels off :P)
socket set (~13mm isnt it?) cant remember
g clamp (to push piston back)

thats about it.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:31 pm 
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done my xr8 about 2 weeks ago, took about 15-20 minutes a side tools as mentioned above......the biggest job is to jack the car up and take the wheel off....
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:36 pm 
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put some anti squeal on the back of the new pads before you fit them

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:07 am 
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xb-coupe-351 wrote:
done my xr8 about 2 weeks ago, took about 15-20 minutes a side tools as mentioned above......the biggest job is to jack the car up and take the wheel off....


Why take the wheel off :shock: :shock: :shock:

I never do...

vik...just jack up the side your doing :wink: :wink: :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:51 pm 
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i did mine yesterday, easy as.

just takes common sence, and remember if it isnt fitting it shouldnt go that way, it should all click together... providing you compressed the piston back into the housing.

longets bit was going and bedding the danm things in....

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:29 pm 
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hi
the fronts easy...
but the rear (on ea to ed) you have to wind the piston in like a big screw
and the drivers side is opposit thread . so the passanger side winds in clockwise and the drivers side is anty clockwise..
im not to sure about ef/el though...
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:52 pm 
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TMAN NK wrote:
hi
the fronts easy...
but the rear (on ea to ed) you have to wind the piston in like a big screw
and the drivers side is opposit thread . so the passanger side winds in clockwise and the drivers side is anty clockwise..
im not to sure about ef/el though...


ef/el you can use the old G-clamp trick on the rears aswell!!
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:07 pm 
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oh ok
i wasnt sure what car he was asking about..
so now i know...
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:31 pm 
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martyel wrote:
what tools do i need, could i do it with a shifter and pliers(i know its a stupid thought) but ive never had to replace pads before :oops:


please don't ever use shifter,pliers and car in the same sentence ever again
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:22 pm 
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if ya dont have a g clamp to push piston back ya can use a screw driver through thehole in the caliper that will also help get caliper off if the rotors are lipped asawell


ps make suer ya do 1 side at a time dont push a piston back while the other 1 is off ya may pop a piston out of ya caliper

cheers and good luck.... brett

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:52 pm 
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how do i bed the brakes once they're in?
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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:02 pm 
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martyel wrote:
how do i bed the brakes once they're in?

Moderate stops with increasing pressure.
Try not to stop real hard.
Make sure you pump the pedal a few times before you drive out the driveway after you fit them as well, pump the pistons back up after you've forced them in.

 

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