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    Default Anyone got a brake rewind tool I can borrow?

    Need to do my rear brake discs and pads shortly and begrudge paying out £30 odd quid for a tool I probably won't need again for years.

    Don't suppose anyone in my area (ish) has got a brake rewind tool to wind the rear pistons back in that I could borrow for a couple of days have they?
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    I can bring one with me to the detailing event next weekend if it helps..
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    I used long nosed pliers and a bit of man power... that worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    I can bring one with me to the detailing event next weekend if it helps..
    That might be good, if there's space there, I could just do the change over there and then. Just need to remember to buy the bits before the weekend lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    I used long nosed pliers and a bit of man power... that worked
    Yeah, been there, done that but knowing the luck I'm having right now, I wouldnt get the ****** things back in
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    its a quick job to change them so we could easily do them there and then for you..
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    I will have all the tools required with me so just bring some pads mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    its a quick job to change them so we could easily do them there and then for you..
    Heh, doing them isn't a problem, although I'm a lazy sod so always up for others doing it (*cough* I mean "helping").

    Lol, nah seriously mate, I'm happy enough to do it, just didn't want to lash out for a rewind tool I'd use once in a blue moon that's all. If that's ok and you can bring it, I'll grab the discs and pads later in the week and bring them and tools, jack etc with me for the meetup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    I used long nosed pliers and a bit of man power... that worked
    Me too. Very easy job.

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    i know lots of people say the long nose pliers is the way but please understand everyone that although this can work sometimes it does not always work. There are occasions when you can be going at it for ages with a set of pliers and nothing will happen and you could even be damaging the piston, i know this as i have been there and there other times when they will work, we know this also. That is probably why the tool is required on this occasion.
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