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My ECS front discs and pads arrived today or my R32 from JBR performance.[:D]

They look soooooo sexy[:X]

Now I have a bit of time off work and fancy fitting the myself! Can anyone help???

How do I release the front calipers to but my new brake pads in??

Are the discs easy enough to change???

Any pointers? or should I leave it to a pro?

Cheers

Martyn[:eek:)]
 

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Martyn

Its a DIY job - I'm running out the door now so someone else will have to give you the how-to's but some quick pointers;

You will need a 7mm allen key to unbolt the calliper - check you have one as most kits jump from 6mm to 8mm. Draper do a kit, so get along to a hardware store if required..

An adjustable plumbers wrench is useful for pulling the pistons back on the front calliper (wrapped in cloth to avoid scraping that blue paint!)

A brake winding tool saves a lot of bother on the rear callipers - about ?20 from a motor parts factor.

Axle stands!

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Right I have axle stands... I take it the brake winding tool just pushes the pisons back in?

I ask cause I fancy buying the ECS rears next month and would like to do those myself too.

If you have time reflex this weekend I would appreciate it!
 

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Easy peasy!!!

Will take you about an hour. Take off the wheels, use the seven mm alan key to take off the two bolts from the caliper housing and remove the spring clip securing the brake pads, tie up the caliper on the coil spring to prevent damage to the hose.

There may be a screw holding in the brake disc, remove this and the disc will tap off.

Half way there now fit the new discs and(i usually use two bits of wood to push back caliper piston) pads remembering which way the spring went and job done. Remember to keep an eye on the brake fluid level as you push back the pistons as it is usually nesessary 2 syphon some out. Dont brake hard for at least 200 miles as the brakes need time to be bedded in.

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Sounds easy enough... I have read that you need a little tool to push the pistons back??

The vw jobbies need to be screwed back??? Is this right??

I will take some photos today while I attempt this!!
 

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Quote: posted by Martyn on 19/03/2005 07:41:09

Sounds easy enough... I have read that you need a little tool to push the pistons back??

The vw jobbies need to be screwed back??? Is this right??

It's just the rears that need to be screwed back.

Martyn, where abouts are you?
 

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Northern Ireland matte... A bit far to travel!!! LOL

I think I will have a go... It doesn't look that hard!
 

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Not a problem guys.. I took loads of photos to do a how too...

Just need to get a bit of time to put it together...
 

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Quote: posted by matte on 19/03/2005 08:25:27

Quote: posted by Martyn on 19/03/2005 07:41:09

Sounds easy enough... I have read that you need a little tool to push the pistons back??

The vw jobbies need to be screwed back??? Is this right??

It's just the rears that need to be screwed back.

Martyn, where abouts are you?

you can get the screw bact tool from halfords about ?17
 

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Quote: posted by Martyn on 25/03/2005 18:53:41

Not a problem guys.. I took loads of photos to do a how too...

Just need to get a bit of time to put it together...

any chance you could get this done soon, need to do mine v.soon as the squealling is getting deafening at times.
 

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Quote: posted by Martyn on 15/04/2005 20:19:21

How to is up on this forum guys!!

Where?[:I] Couldn't find it in the How-To's or as a recent topic by you.
 
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