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    Default Caliper rewind tool

    I've just bought one from ebay anyway, the mrs has an astra sri cdti 150 56 plate (bear with me here, i'm trying to justify spending what i did on this tool). Will i need this tool to do her brakes as well? Does anyone know?

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    I am not sure, But you will justify buying it the first time you use it, with what you will save on dealer costs.

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    Hey mate, a cheaper way to do this....

    I didnt realise that it needed to be wound back so got stuck so spoke to a mate who told me that the piston needs to be wound back. He explained the tool to me and I imrpovised from then on.....

    So what I did was to got a "G-Clamp" and mounted it on the caliper and piston EXACTLY STRAIGHT and also got a pair of Molegrips, whilst I spun the piston round and round, I got my dad to tighten the G-Clamp inwards, and what do you know.....it worked a treat!!

    I bet the tool designers didnt think of that hey!

    I refrained from buying one for future as I would end up with tools galore and how many tools do you buy and for what?!?!?


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    You have to be very careful using that method m8 as you have to rotate and wind-in at a fairly even and precise rate. get it wrong and you'll strip the threads. TBH, it's simply not worth the risk IMO not using a rewind tool given the little they cost.

    rossri - I'm pretty sure the brakes on the Astra will need the tool tool - not sure if it's the same adapter as the Vec though.

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    When i changed my pads just used a pair of thin nose pliars. stuck em im the holes and wound it back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    You have to be very careful using that method m8 as you have to rotate and wind-in at a fairly even and precise rate. get it wrong and you'll strip the threads. TBH, it's simply not worth the risk IMO not using a rewind tool given the little they cost.

    rossri - I'm pretty sure the brakes on the Astra will need the tool tool - not sure if it's the same adapter as the Vec though.
    True say, but its a case of how many tools do you keep buying!

    And me being me, I leave them lying around everywhere, drives the misses insane!! HEHEHEHE!


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    Mine gave up the ghost last month after several years of faithful service, so I bought myself an air operated one off Snap-on . Does both left and right hand thread pistons, great bit of kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosssri View Post
    I've just bought one from ebay anyway, the mrs has an astra sri cdti 150 56 plate (bear with me here, i'm trying to justify spending what i did on this tool). Will i need this tool to do her brakes as well? Does anyone know?
    What one did you get mate???

    looking for one too!...

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    Am I missing something - why do they have to 'wound' back not just pushed in? I've taken pistons out before and they didn't have any sort of thread.

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    Because the pistons on the Vec / Signum have threads on them basically. They need to be rotated and pushed in at the same time.

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