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gaffer

Member Since 27 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 31 2012 04:31 PM
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Rear Brake Pad Replacement

12 November 2010 - 06:57 PM

Hi, everyone. I'm just about to start on replacing the rear brake pads, which are worn down to MoT advisory level after only 36000 miles (!). Obviously, with no workshop manual available most of my preparation has been from the Net. Some people seem to think that I need to be able to wind the pistons back into the cylinders with a special tool, but it's not clear whether that applied to cars with the dreaded electric parking brake.
I don't want to spend a lot on special tools which I k=might use twice!

Can anyone clarify this situation?

Thanks (I hope).

Hi to all!

12 January 2010 - 09:20 PM

Just joined this forum (S-Max branch) after changing to my son-in-law's ex-lease S-Max Titanium 2.0 TDCi (from an elderly but excellent Omega MV6). So far so good, but in this weather who can tell what a car's really like?