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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:16 pm 
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Im about to change my rear disks and pads and all it looks fairly straight forward but i have a few questions :)

1. What do you use to get the piston back into the caliper?

2. Do i need to remove brake fluid from the booster so it doesnt overflow when the pistons pushed in the caliper? and if so can i just top it up with new fluid or does the whole thing have to be drained?

3. What should i use to remove the grease off the discs before they go on?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:27 pm 
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1: not 100% sure about EF's, but EA-ED's, you use a special tool to screw in the brake piston, if it hasnt got an integral handbrake, just use a G clamp to push the piston in

2: just keep an eye on the fluid level when you push the pistons back in, fluid can be topped up, but now is a good excuse to bleed some fresh fluid into the calipers

3: you can get brake cleaner in aerosol cans from most auto part shops

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:09 am 
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and if u do bleed them dont pump the pedal all the way to the floor. can f**k up the seals...i learnt this the hard way :evil:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:28 am 
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Mash85 wrote:
and if u do bleed them dont pump the pedal all the way to the floor. can f**k up the seals...i learnt this the hard way :evil:


lol mash. u've been warning everyone about this lol i think i better take that into consideration when i get mine changed.

good luck with the brake change frd_xr6

 

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