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    Have I got everything I need?

    For doing a rear brake pad change and check up on rear calipers?

    I've got an E socket set, E12-E20, Socket set 6mm upwards, the pads of course, allun keys, copper grease

    Do I need anything else?
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    Have you got a tool for winding the calipers back???

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    I just pushed the pistons back in using a screwdriver when I did the fronts
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    a ratchet, wheel brace and jack will beneded, along with axle stands, and maybe a wire brush
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenhundred View Post
    a ratchet, wheel brace and jack will beneded, along with axle stands, and maybe a wire brush


    Got all them too

    The calipers are looking dirty to be fair
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    hammerite, and a brush then
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    for the rears you have to push the caliper back and wind it at the same time, well i did on mine anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    I just pushed the pistons back in using a screwdriver when I did the fronts
    You can't do this with the rears.

    You need the winding tool, available from halfords for about £20 I think.

    If you force them back without the tool, you'll flip the seals inside the caliper, & it will piss out brake fluid everywhere, & fail.

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    Ah poo

    Oh well, will borrow one from work then
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    Doubt you'll need the E-torx sockets, and you only need to undo the top slide bolt and lever the caliper outwards on the bottom slide

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