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    Rear brake pad changing

    Can somebody quickly tell me if you need a tool to pull the calipers back after you fit the new pads or if you can just push them back etc.

    Cheers Dan

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    Is it a mk5 or mk5? some have wind back pistons which you will require a tool for, not sure if yours will so someone will correct me, pretty sure it would have though.

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    Its a mk4 mate, im just buyin a tool tomorow as my clamp wudnt budge it lol

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    i used a G clamp and a pair of vice grips to push mine back, worked a treat!

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    release the bleed screw, to ease the presure on the piston..clamp the rubber brake pipe first though..used a g clamp too.but have done it with long nosed pliers and a bit o wood to hold handles apeart at right distance.. push and turn
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    Need twisting when being pushed in
    A couple of pictures of the tool I used are in this thread. Made the job very easy

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=177072

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    Just invest in the right tool: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...0151&langId=-1

    Saves so much time and risk of damage to the piston and seal
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    And you would want the bottom tool out of those 3, (or the middle one if your feeling flush).

    Just don't get the left threaded one

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    I use the bottom one on our cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    I use the bottom one on our cars
    Lol nice edit. Yep, bottom is the one I used in the thread I posted a link to above

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