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    need to change the rear pads on my gsi

    im thinking of going for the greenstuff pads then when i replace the fronts il also replace with the green stuff , just need to know if the calipers are wind back or if there the old style push back its an 04 zaf gsi,
    been quoted £35 for a straight forward swap but would like to replace them myself if its straight forward also would give me a chance to clean and paint the calipers
    cheers

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    they are wined back in set up

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    is it a common thing for them to not wind back in? dont realy want to knacker them up lol

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    Not known of any problems. Mine is an '04 and were fine.

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    If someone will do them for £35, you may as well pay it. A half decent wind-back tool will cost you £20

    if you still want to do them yourself I wrote a simple guide on fitting the pads using the wind back tool
    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=177072

    Also worth noting that Greenstuff pads are only rated up to around 200BHP, so for something heavy like a zaffi with 200bhp, you would be better with Red or yellow stuff

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    cheers for th elink , i take it from the pictures that the zafira handbrake dosent work off shoes inside the disk? just presumed it would be the same as my vectra which has the handbrake shoes inside the disk , so might be worth me changing the disks at the same time , iv read a few post with ppl using greenstuf pads on there gsi zaf , i thought the yellow/red take too long to heat up on general road use

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    where in the country are you? If near Sussex I will be happy to fit them for you. The rear modern setup only has pads and disks not like the old pad, disk, shoe setup
    Be Happy


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    im in kent m8 so a bit far for u

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    If you can afford it go for redstuff

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    I just spent the weekend in Kent near Maidstone in my caravan and had my tools with me, would have been happy to change them for you
    Be Happy


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