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    Mrs MLCs Fiesta needs the fronts pads and fluid changing on her car. I'm no spanner monkey so got hold of a Haynes manual. I was contemplating doing it myself, but don't have a 'wind back' tool thingy. I read that you can push the pistons back in, but there is danger of flipping a seal (something to do with ABS) and knackering the system.

    Any comments that may help. It'll go to a garage for a fluid change as I just ain't that sure of what I'm doing.

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    It's nice to see someone else that's in the same position as me, not having quite enough knowledge or skill to actually do any serious mechanical work!

    For what it's worth, I wouldn't even look at messing with brakes, they're just too important to get wrong.

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    Just changed the Pollen Filter. Wey Hey!!!

    It's academic now. Ford dealer wants £44.00+ vat for the pads. My local Hi-Q (who I've used a few times) will supply and fit for £40.00!! Figure that out.

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    Different pads ?

    OE pads over the counter are normally more expensive and not as good as other premium makes, eg Mintex.
    They are made to a price and then the OE takes their margin. Service parts normally carry a hefty margin. It's the law of the jungle.

    I never fit OE pads, always motor factor supplied, and fitted myself. Usually I opt for Mintex or Ferodo.

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