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    Hi all and it's good to be back.
    Sorry if i've put this in the wrong section.

    Today i bought my new discs and pads for the GSi but i'm looking at doing the job myself, i'm a complete novice when it comes to this kinda thing so any pointers would be greatfully received. I know i need a piston rewind tool but i bought one of them too.

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    did mine yesterday albeit on a 2.0 dti, fairly easy job, rear disks on mine had never been off before so bolts at back were a bit of a ***** but apart from that went well.
    possibly spray calipers and centre of discs whilst there off.

    and remember to take and leave handbrake off whilst doing it. and when all back together pump brake pedal back up before reapplying handbrake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperhart View Post
    any pointers would be greatfully received..
    Plenty of advice in the how2

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15092

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94063

    EDIT where's the pics gone from the 1st link?

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    +1 use the how2 on here - did mine following it, not too bad a job, the gnarly bits for me were getting the spring clip out/back in as the previous owner had painted the calipers without taking them out first!!!, doing the piston rewind without the proper tool - had to use a long nose pliers - this will work but I recommend a rewind tool if you can get your hands on one, it'll save you time and a sore hand!!, and the bolts which hold the caliper carrier onto the hub are MEGA tight (loctited) so take some getting off - easier on a lift so you could get the clearance underneath to use a nice long breaker bar.....HTH..

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    you could have borrowed my wind back tool, female socket and breaker bar as I have all the kit to do this (did it myself in the spring) would suggest a hearty meal before as getting the bolts out will have you grunting for a good while or the use of an impact gun (i dont have one of them) I was sweating like a geordie on a spelling test when I finally got the last one out (no offence to geordies that can read lol)

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    Make sure your new rewind tool has the plate with two lugs on it to twist the piston back in rather than just pushing on it.

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    I thought about doing mine myself but figured I'd save myself the effort of locating the rewind tool and paid a garage to do it, lazy ****** I am :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickydoos View Post
    I thought about doing mine myself but figured I'd save myself the effort of locating the rewind tool and paid a garage to do it, lazy ****** I am :-)
    In the end i did the same thing.
    I got the caliper off but then the rewind tool i bought was a little wrong, the pins were about 2mm out so i put it back together and took it down the road to the local garage.

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    I found grinding an old socket down leaving two lugs either side worked well getting the piston back, just completed mine on the weekend only to nick the dust boot leaving me with another problem.........any easy suggestions to replace the dust boot?

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    Get a new dust cover an fit it

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