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    Default V Hot Disc situation after Rear Pad chnage !

    Had my rear pads changed whilst the car was having new rear top control arms (Struggling to get anything done myself with these dark nights & P!ss wet weekends)
    When i got back home the rears were binding terribly & red hot, Spit on the finger just sizzled !!

    So today during a dry hour,, Jacked up the rears & they were binding, Split the caliper & wound back the pistons & re-assembled, Worked the handbrake sevreal times to get it to work..

    Went for a drive & came back, The discs were moderatly warm but no sizzle ( I had not done as many miles as previously though) Jacked them up & they spun freely..

    Question ?

    Would it of been possible for the garage to of wound the psitons out to far in the beginning ? making the handbrake already partially applied ?
    I never checked when i had them split if it is possible to wind the piston out (Anti Clockwise) also ??

    Cheers

    Dean

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    Genuine Pads, or Pattern Pads??

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    it is, but it sounds more like the pads where binding on the pad carrier..did they wirebrush and copper grease the pad rests when they did the job?..

    they can't wind them too far out, but they can fail to wind them too far in, but then you'd still have the problem now..they have to be wound back, they won't go back while driving..

    sounds like it needed your intervention, and while you had it apart you cured it..

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    if its not been winded back all the way i could see that the pads would bind like mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    Genuine Pads, or Pattern Pads??

    Pattern i would say ..

    Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    it is, but it sounds more like the pads where binding on the pad carrier..did they wirebrush and copper grease the pad rests when they did the job?..

    they can't wind them too far out, but they can fail to wind them too far in, but then you'd still have the problem now..they have to be wound back, they won't go back while driving..

    sounds like it needed your intervention, and while you had it apart you cured it..
    Yes, all was copper slipped up & i checked that the pads moved freely in the carriers, Hopefully as you say, Now cured.

    Cheers all

    Dean

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