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    Hey guys, I got my new rear discs and pads today and will be fitting them tomorrow or Monday but the pads look a bit different to the ones I have in.
    Just need to know what side the pad with the spring goes.
    Is against the caliper piston or the other side?

    Here's a photo of the two....Cheers



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    That's the new design rather than it sliding on the piston. My new one's are the same gm one's.

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    Nice one, I take it that means it goes onto the piston side then...lol

    Cheers bro

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    goes to the outer side (closest to you) as you look at them, just done mine at the weekend

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    If you have put the one with the spring on the outside then its in the wrong place, has to go on the inside next to the piston. Don't let the nipples on the outside of the pads confuse you with the inserts on the piston . Have you looked at the how2?.

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    when I took the old ones out the spring was on the outside hence why I put it that way,, oh well suppose I will have to switch them over thought that the spring would counteract against the other caliper spring

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    Thankfully I haven't done them yet, was going to do them today but got the lazy Sunday head on. I changed the pads recently when I put on 2 new calipers but they were the older type ones and as I'm fitting new discs the pads need changing as well as they have already bedded into the old discs. I had a look at the How 2's for disc replacement and pad replacement but neither show the new type pads and where they go hence my post in the first place but I suppose common sense tells you that spring end should be at piston as the old spring end goes there as well.

    Anyways, I'll be putting the spring end to piston when I eventually get off my arse to do it, might be in an hours time or might be tomorrow although it gives for -3 tomorrow and don't fancy that, maybe some Weetabix and a few Red Bulls and I'll be ready for action in an hour or two

    Cheers for the info guys, very much appreciated.

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    Well I got the new discs and pads on but went for a drive and all off a sudden the brake hit the floor, so checked both rear wheels and the driver side was soaked with brake fluid. Thinking this is odd as I never touched brake lines etc I whipped off the wheel again and found that the fluid was coming from under the parking brake lever so looks like a seal decided to pack in. Just ended up taking both rear calipers off and putting my old ones back on as they where cleaned up and set aside for spares. I'll just get the faulty one sent back and a new seal put in or whatever is wrong with it and keep them as spares now. Anyways, brakes bled and all's good, hand brake still a bit loose though but hopefully it will sort itself out, if not I'll take out the center console and reset the handbrake again.

    What a day, glad that's over with

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