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    Got hold of a set from the Saab dealer and I am going to attempt to fit them this weekend, I have the discs, calipers, carriers, pads, new brake sensor wire, new Brake Fluid and some copper grease,

    Is there anything else I may need and is there a certain order of bleeding the brakes and I assume although changing the front calipers etc the rears will have to be bleed as well ??

    Thanks for any advice.

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    you'll need 4 copper washers for the banjo bolt unions.. don't reuse the old one's.. and yes.. rebleed all 4 calipers..

    get a Gunson's Easibleed and it'll be less traumatic to do at home..bleed NRS/OSR/OSF/NSF in that order.. use about 1.5 litres of fluid to change it all while you are there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    you'll need 4 copper washers for the banjo bolt unions.. don't reuse the old one's..
    Wooosh, take it I can get these from Vauxhall?? Any idea of a part number.

    I have changed discs and pads before just never calipers etc so little nervous on doing it, but can't afford the £100 + vat a garage wants to do them.

    Have made a note on the bleeding cycle and I have an easy bleed kit somewhere, take it the pipe sits in the fluid in the pot and I keep pumping (oh er missus) until I see no bubbles in the fluid coming out??

    Sorry if sounds a bit thick

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    you seen GG recently as he'll make an molehill out of this job.... it's not that hard to do, just don't cross thread the caliper banjo bolts. the easybleed uses your spare wheel as a pressure system ( at about 15psi) to help you bleed the brakes, so no pumping needed...

    Give GG a nudge and tell him i dropped him in it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    you seen GG recently as he'll make an molehill out of this job.... it's not that hard to do, just don't cross thread the caliper banjo bolts. the easybleed uses your spare wheel as a pressure system ( at about 15psi) to help you bleed the brakes, so no pumping needed...

    Give GG a nudge and tell him i dropped him in it..
    You have lost me now!!!!!!!! Easybleed uses the spare wheel????

    Think GG may be getting call

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    also there is no need to take anything apart,,,the carriers with clipers and pads slip over the new discs just fine ...saves a lot of disasembling

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    Cool, found Easy Bleed kit on Halfords for £16.49 understand now, cap goes over the fluid res bit in engine tyre deflated to around 15psi, connect bit to tyre and screw on cap this then pushes fluid through till comes out of bleed nipple on calipers. Is that correct??

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    Oh and will buy a clamp thing as well to go over brake line?

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    yep.. thats the kiddy..

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    clamp is a good idea too..just don't pinch the hose too hard and deffo not molegrips

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