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    Just bought a boxed set of Rear discs and pads for my 2005 Vectra Elite £54 from Vauxhalls. Great I thought 40 minutes Tops I'll have them fitted. OK its done 60,000 miles and they are really lipped, front are fine but rear? Got to change them! Can I get the damn calipers off? What a nightmare. Ended up having to grind part of the lip off the side of the old disk to remove them. Then I could not push back the piston to create space to refit. Wow I need a special tool? Thank God for this website. A guy suggested making a tool to do the job. How easy? This was a doddle and cost all of £1.15p from B&Q. A 22mm Conex blank end cap plumbing fitting. Simply drilled 2 x 5mm holes at 20mm apart in the end. Slotted 2 x 5mm bolts through. Stood it on the vice held by the bolts only with the open cap on top. Put the blowtorch on it and filled it full of solder. When cold hacksawed the bolts off 4mm long to make my own tool. When fitted on the caliper piston and pressure applied. You can turn the piston back with an open jawed wrench clockwise until the piston is fully withdrawn. How easy was that. Streuth an absolute doddle. Tool now at the ready for the next replacement. Took half an hour to make the tool! Thanks for the tip. Look for the diagram but check the spacing of your pistons holes for the tool. Mine was 20mm not 21mm like some people mention......

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    Thanks for that , doin mine soon , will bear that info in mind !

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