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    My first post so here go's

    After reading the excellent how 2 on replacing the front brake pads, i have two questions.
    1) what is the torque setting for the caliper mounting bolts?
    2) are the front caliper pistons wound in with a special tool or compressed gently with a g cramp and a block of wood

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    Our vectra 1.8ls has done 45,000 on the original plugs, i have bought some vx replacements with four electrodes, how easy is it to replace them myself. I have always used Haynes manuals in the past, i understand from threads on here that this will be available in july. Any assistance gratefully received.

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    Mine's done 58,000 on original plugs. What is the service interval for plugs??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony100la View Post
    My first post so here go's

    After reading the excellent how 2 on replacing the front brake pads, i have two questions.
    1) what is the torque setting for the caliper mounting bolts?
    2) are the front caliper pistons wound in with a special tool or compressed gently with a g cramp and a block of wood
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    I think the torque settings for the front caliper bolts on My vec C were 270nm!!!!, my torque wrench only goes up to 210, so that's as tight as I did them.
    And the front calipers are easy to press in with a G-clamp, just go slow and watch the brake fluid resovoir for overflow.


    Tim

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    Caliper bolts won't be very much,around 30ish nm if i remember rightly

    The Caliper bracket bolts which you need to remove if you are changing the discs would be a lot more and they're thread locked aswell

    Front pistons don't need winding

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    yep, just give the mounting screws about 30Nm, or firm rather than massive torque. it's only a small bolt after all..

    for the plugs..they are located under that black cover in the top of the engine..remove it, and the coil pack underneath, and you'll see the plug cavity's..it's dead easy ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheStig View Post
    Caliper bolts won't be very much,around 30ish nm if i remember rightly

    The Caliper bracket bolts which you need to remove if you are changing the discs would be a lot more and they're thread locked aswell

    Front pistons don't need winding
    Ooops!! is my face red, I thought you ment the caliper bracket bolts. My bad.

    Sorry bout that. note to self, read more carefully next time.

    Tim

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