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    Changing Discs & Pads Today...Help...

    Allrate guys,just about to walk out an start to change my front discs an pads as the current ones there are worn.

    Is it as simple as takin the wheel off,caliper rotor,unclip pads place new ones in etc..

    Or will i need something,or need to adjust the caliper etc?

    Any help/how2's would be great

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    Should be pretty straight forward, 7mm allen key to undo the caliper slide bolts. Pretty sure its a torx screw to remove the disc, although could just be posi drive.

    I find a G clamp is a god send when trying to push the piston back in the caliper, but you can use levers as well.
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    When you push the pistons back, watch the brake fluid level in the reservoir.

    If it's been topped up, it will overflow, you may have to drain a little out.

    Other than that it's straight forward. Don't forget to apply some copper grease on the seating face of the pads.

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    when pushing the pistons back in I always undo the nipple on the caliper.
    as some times the seals in the system can flip when the fluid level is going back in to the reservoir.

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    Oh, and look closely at how the the retaining clips go on, and make sure you put em back properly. Else you look a bit silly......trust me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace
    Oh, and look closely at how the the retaining clips go on, and make sure you put em back properly. Else you look a bit silly......trust me!
    take a few pics of how they should look

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    lol....quite a nightmare,wheels were seized on discs were seized on! so had to have the help of a family friend with a pit,cost me 30quid but did take awhile an fair bit of effort between us,an atleast i have peace of mind

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    when i put my ones on i used some copper grease on the backs of the wheels an disc's to stop them from sticking

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    just to add what already has been posted....

    5mm allen socket - to remove the small screw that holds on the disc.

    17mm socket - to remove caliper carrier. Preferrably with a 1/2" drive cos it's tight.

    blow torch - initially my discs wouldn't budge from the hubs. Blow torch and a big hammer soon changed that.

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