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Old 19 Apr 2007, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fitting Brake Pads, is it hard?

Hey guys,
Got some new pads to fit, everyone keeps trying to charge me an arm and a leg to fit them.

Is it hard to fir them?

DOes anyone have any diagrams or instructions?

People say the rear pads are hard as they have to wind them up? I dont get what they mean.


Cheers for any replies or suggestions.

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Old 19 Apr 2007, 07:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DOes anyone have any diagrams or instructions?
Hi,

Link with pics & instructions: http://www.northursalia.com/modifica...es/brakes.html
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Old 19 Apr 2007, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats excellant matey, thanks!!!

One thing it doesnt mention, would I have to bleed the brakes first?
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not read it myself but norm if you take the cap of the brake fluid filler and push the psiton back you shouldn't need to bleed it
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not read it myself but norm if you take the cap of the brake fluid filler and push the psiton back you shouldn't need to bleed it
as TIDGY said
Did mine last week just take the cap off the res and push piston back its an easy job mate
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as above but push them back really slowly. you are supposed to loosen the bleed nipple so fluid goes out there instead of pushing back through abs solenoids, which can damage them. I know subaru trained mechanic and he says they never bother. its a chance. personally i like to loosen nipple as your getting rid of some of the more dirty fluid next to the seal, and its a good chance to give fluid a wee flush.



edit: after viewing link there is absolutley no need to remove caliper from hub or steering knuckle to change pads. if you have sliding calipers it would be wise to grease the sliders too.

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Old 23 Apr 2007, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies everyone, I got it done in the end at demon tweeks for 47, not bad price,

I think they did it cheaper as I got the pads from them too.

Tnhanks again
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