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    Angry Flippin brakes

    Hi guy's, changing these arb bushes is getting out of control, here's my run down of problems.
    1. went to change rear bushes and drop links only to discover rear disc's and pads were shot although the car was stopping fine. so i have fitted a new set yesterday. jobs done
    2. i decided to "check" the fronts seeing the rears were knackered, front disc's didn't look great but a decent amount of meat on the pads so i thought i clean it all up seeing i replaced the back. Took the calipers off and the pads literally fell to bits. That was a bummer now i need disc's and pads for the front too.
    3. while checking the fronts i noticed the inner rubber gaitors were split in fact the drivers side was in two half's, so now i have one of the drive shafts out on the bench awaiting new boots.

    now if all that wasn't a pain in the hoop, i have never experienced disc's that have REFUSED to come of the hubs i had to BATTER them off with a big hammer and in the process smacked me finger and now got a great heaving blood blister.

    I hope everyone else has had a better weekend

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    Could be worse - I spent ten minutes bashing a disc with a hammer only to discover the attachment screw was still in place...

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    hahaha...the joys mate,,, burst that blister!!!! will feel so much better!..

    my weekend sbeen great won another sri rear bumper from ebay for 21 quid..collected it today.. and an irmscher rear splitter for my irmscher left exit exhaust for 100 quid..

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    I had fun and games with the Mrs' rear discs and pads this weekend.

    Those Torx head bolts are the daftest thing ever and were ridiculously tight! Theres barely any room on the bolt head to get the E socket on far enough, too!

    The discs were stuck on and took a bit of 'persuasion' to come off, lol.

    The whole lot looked as if it had never been off. (Its a 53 plate with 83k on the clock)

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    lol yes, i did wonder if i was losing my marbles and had not taken the retaining screw out, but just a whole load of rust build up behind the disc. Off now though i took some hold, the back brakes were binding slightly with the build up of corrosion in the holes where the slider pins goes through behind the rubber bush things, now the rears spin nicley, so happy there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose View Post
    hahaha...the joys mate,,, burst that blister!!!! will feel so much better!..

    my weekend sbeen great won another sri rear bumper from ebay for 21 quid..collected it today.. and an irmscher rear splitter for my irmscher left exit exhaust for 100 quid..
    Jeez! Point me in the direction of cheapy SRi bumpers, PLEASE!

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    I had the best weekend with my car so far, washed it and filled the tank...

    Nothing has gone wrong this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogsy007 View Post
    I had fun and games with the Mrs' rear discs and pads this weekend.

    Those Torx head bolts are the daftest thing ever and were ridiculously tight! Theres barely any room on the bolt head to get the E socket on far enough, too!

    The discs were stuck on and took a bit of 'persuasion' to come off, lol.

    The whole lot looked as if it had never been off. (Its a 53 plate with 83k on the clock)
    i agree 100% those torx bolts take a severe grip, i could here my elbows cracking i was pushing so hard on them lol. mine's a 02 plate with 92k and also think its the first time it's been apart since new, glad that bits done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose View Post
    hahaha...the joys mate,,, burst that blister!!!! will feel so much better!..

    my weekend sbeen great won another sri rear bumper from ebay for 21 quid..collected it today.. and an irmscher rear splitter for my irmscher left exit exhaust for 100 quid..
    well done bud thats a sweet bargain, i suppose i shouldn't complain too much i did get a nice big box of chocolates from the wife for valentine's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogsy007 View Post
    Jeez! Point me in the direction of cheapy SRi bumpers, PLEASE!
    was just luck and it it was local mate

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