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    Which disks??

    AVBR1Brake Disc - Rear£13.95
    AVBR2Brake Disc - Rear£14.95
    AVBR15Brake Disc - Vented / Front£18.95
    AVBR16Brake Disc - Vented / Front£23.50
    a choice of two on autovaux, i need rear disc and pads for my 1998 1.8 sport. could someone direct me towards the correct ones?

    also do i need to buy a fitting kit, im not doing the change myself but taking it to a garage.

    also how much should i be paying labour for the rear pads and disks to be changed??

    cheers
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    Sorry, not sure which ones are the correct for ur model but one thing I would say is that whatever a garage charges will be very easy money for them! Changing discs and pads is one of the easiest things to do on a car. I'd recommend getting a Haynes manual if u aint already got one (can be had for less than £20) will pay for itself in just this one instance....think of all the other things u can do instead of letting a garage rip u off.
    It's the best way to learn !

    Why not ring autovaux and ask ?

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    i trust the members on here more then autovauz!!

    yeah i know it wont be too hard but i would have to buy the tools also, i have been grinding the discs down for ages and need to change the urgently!
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    There's sod all wrong with Autovaux, as many on here will testify, give them a bell and they will sort you out for defo.

    Whilst members on here are very knowledgeable, I doubt anyone will understand Autovaux's stock codes

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    cheers. what tools would I need to change the rear disks and pads??
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
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    I did the rear disks recently. Definitely get a caliper piston wind back tool. Think I paid about £12 from Allparts. Said you definitely need it if you have ABS, don't understand what difference ABS has, but you can't just push the caliper piston back and I think that may be something to do with the handbrake assembly. You are supposed to wind them anyway.
    Think you probably need some odd size spanners/sockets like 18mm and you may need a torx (star-shaped) socket, but I can't remember. Worth having a check to see you have all the tools before you waste 2 hours like I did. Should be a piece of cake with the correct tools.

    Make sure you don't damage the tin pad sliders at the top and bottom of the pads. I wasn't very careful and bent them and you can't buy them individually from Vx, they come as a pad kit for about £60.

    Here is the cheeky bit...if you have the complete kit, can I have the old sliders if they are not damaged? I'll bung you a couple of quid and the postage.

    Cheers, Shaylo.

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    you will need a 7mm allen key for the Hub carrier bolts, pref one with a socket so that you can tighten them up with a wrench,

    i also used a torque wrench to make sure they were tight as they were suppsoed to be. which in the book only says 28nm
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