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    Default How tricky is it to change brake pads

    feel like tackling a small job as alot of people know im awful with fixing cars but really feel like having a bash at changing my front brake pads on my 1.9 cdti, what tools will i need please and is it an easy kind of job?

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    did mine on monday on front.not a bad job but make sure if your doing discs aswell you have got a strong socket with a e20 torx driver and big breaker bar because youhave to break the locktite seals and it was a pain.

    but if your doing just the pads its just a 7 mm allen key to remove the pads

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    yep just pads matey

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    Piece of pee mate.

    dont need many tools mate

    flat blade screwdriver. 7mm Allen key.

    something to push pistons back/ wind back if rear.
    bit of copper grease.

    and about half hour/40 mins

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    Should be pretty staraight forward however the back ones will be a little trickier!!!! If your pads are really warn be wary of your brake fluid level (it should just go back to the level that it was at when the pads were new) but worth keeping an eye on when you force the pistons back, oh and make sure you leave the fluid tank top of so you are not fighting the pressure when you force the pistons back. Good luck

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    cheers critch, do we know is their a how 2 on this

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    Their should be a how 2

    if not I can do one side and show you. An you can do the other for the practise

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    It's not a difficult one to do dude, you can see how it comes apart when you look at it. If you get stuck just give me a shout. Sure Critch won't mind either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cont1204 View Post
    It's not a difficult one to do dude, you can see how it comes apart when you look at it. If you get stuck just give me a shout. Sure Critch won't mind either!
    Taking food out my mouth.




    oj mate no botherd either way.

    You boys know the offer is their if ya ever need anything doing.
    plus saves the expense of getting tools if ya don't already have them

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