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    Hi guys i need to change my rear pads, ive got a new set from my local stealers, are they difficult to change? and are they the same rear brake set-up as the vec B?

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    no , they're not..totally different

    you must get a windback tool to compress the piston back, DO NOT use anything else or you will need a new caliper if you try to just push the piston back in..

    if the 'how-2' isn't clear enough, post up and we'll try to help you out,

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    Thank you very much guys, and special thanks to u GSI3.2 you have helped me out quite a few times now

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    not a problem mate, it's what we're all here for isn't it??

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    Has anyone any idea who sells the tool that actually fits the caliper, or is it a Vx and a need to know thing, I'm really getting sick to the teeth of Vx right now, 3 motor factors and 2 high st sellers and this elusive tool is still not readily available, one offered to order it at £27, but I've not been back to him yet cos I know he's gonna order me a laser one that dont fit.

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    VV, Snap-on do a set that includes the correct fitting one..either that or send me down your 'laser' one and i'll move the pins over for you to suit....can't say fairer than that..

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    Thx Mark, that's very generous of you bud, not sure I'll ever be able to justify a Snap It set, a 10mm open end spanner used to cos £9 each over 20 yrs ago, been looking at the hub puller and copper end nut hybrid that one user made up, might have a go at knocking one up myself, went to try Beavis' idea with the clamp last night, but could only see a new caliper being required 10 mins later.

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    yep.. pushing too hard without turning the piston is a deffo nono.....

    If you want to get the laser one ( avaliable from helfrauds for £20) then i'll mod it for ya..

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    Thats two more motor factors tried, one has a set for £190, all others it's a Ford one only, where did I put that Skoda brochure down to.

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