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    Astra G Wind Back Tool for Bosch Calipers

    Hi there, having my brakes done tomorrow and the guy says I may need to buy a brake wind back tool (its being done by a VW mechanic who won't have this).

    I've got a 2001 berbone coupe with bosch rear calipers - will I need a wind back tool or can it be done without?

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    having done this yesterday i would strongly advise u get the proper tool!

    Halfords sell a "Laser" branded one that does the job perfectly!

    iirc the packaging doesnt list Vxl as one of the fitments but it 100% does work


    heres the part in question http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165469


    If u shop around, u may be able to get it cheaper at Screwfix. Machine Mart and the likes

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    you deffinatly have to wind them back in like GB said.

    Otherwise your just going to damage them.

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    As above, the tool from Halfords doesn't list Vauxhall but it doesn work with a small plate made up.

    My father found it quite a useful tool


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    i didnt have to make any additional fabrication - it worked straight out the box! (then again that was on the later Lucas calipers so could be why)

    anyway defo get one - dont waste ur time fartin about with pliers and mole grips when the proper tool can do the job in a matter of seconds - safely!!

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    As above the tool makes it so easy to do, its pointless not buying it. Only problem I had, was the pads had worn to bare metal, so the piston was sticking really far out. Meant I had to trim the tool a small amount to get it to fit into the caliper. But so longs as your pads still have a few mm left on them, you shouldn't have the same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yolmol View Post
    Hi there, having my brakes done tomorrow and the guy says I may need to buy a brake wind back tool (its being done by a VW mechanic who won't have this).

    I've got a 2001 berbone coupe with bosch rear calipers - will I need a wind back tool or can it be done without?

    where are you based?
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    get the tool!!!
    God bless turbos!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    As above the tool makes it so easy to do, its pointless not buying it. Only problem I had, was the pads had worn to bare metal, so the piston was sticking really far out. Meant I had to trim the tool a small amount to get it to fit into the caliper. But so longs as your pads still have a few mm left on them, you shouldn't have the same problem.
    Same here... metal on metal

    Instead of trimming we managed to get one side in and then wind it back far enough to get the other side in.

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