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Hey, i am going to be changing the front brake pads on a mk2 focus. Been reading that its possible to "flip" the seals if the bleed nipple isn't cracked open and the hydraulic lines clamped? Has anyone experienced this, or is the Hayne's manual being over cautious?

Thanks :) 

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I've only had this happen on Vauhalls, Fords are generally fine with pushing the pistons back without clamping the flexi hose and opening the bleed nipple.

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Went all good :) took my time as this was the first time I ever attempted something like this :) seem to be working all fine (he says) :) the brake fluid reservoir in a bit of a bad location for access on the 1.8tdci but managed to get a funnel and tube in there :) I took it slow winding back the pistons and all seems good!! Saved £60 not having the garage do it too :)

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Good stuff. Good idea taking your time as it was your first attempt.

Hope you remembered to put the giggling pin back through the laughing shaft after changing the pads.

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47 minutes ago, Fastlife91 said:

NEVER EVER use wd40 on brake pads !!!!!!!!!!

 

You were doing so well before you said you sprayed WD 40 on the damn things !

*can't tell if serious*

 

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NEVER EVER use wd40 on brake pads !!!!!!!!!!

 

You were doing so well before you said you sprayed WD 40 on the damn things !

My mpg has gone up considerably not having to stop all the time though? :O ;)

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