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    Changing rear disks, open nipple or open reservoir?

    Hi there,

    In the next week or two I'm going to be changing the rear disks and pads on my 1999 2.0DI. After reading a few posts it became clear that either the bleed nipple needs to be opened prior to 'resetting' the piston OR the cap of the reservoir needs to come off?

    Which one is it? Or would either do the trick?

    Also have heard people talking about the piston resetting tool, I don't want to start a g/f clamp VS piston resetting tool VS pliers VS god argument. Just want to know if the piston resetting tool actually 'twists' the piston back into place as hard to tell from photos I've found on the net. and whether this can be acheived using any other means....this does sound like stage for arguments!

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    It's the cap of the reservoir, did mine the other day.
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    always taken off reservoir cap. will let brake fluid spill out if it has to, then its a case of a simple top up
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    Cool, thanks guys

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    it's very easy to lip the seals on the master cylinder when pushing the piston back on itself - that's why it's recommended to undo the belled nipple and let the fluid out that way.

    The rewind tool twists as it pushes, and IMO it''s far easier and quicker than pissing abouty with pliersw, g cramps lumps of wood and god

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