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    Default Windback tool

    Ive read the how to about the rear brakes

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ht=rear+brakes

    Quick question, can anybody link me to a suitable tool ? Theres lots of ebay links in that thread but most of the links are now dead.

    Thanks in advance

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    I got myself one of these. Cheap enough.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ZAFIRA-VECTRA-...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    £9 postage :/

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    The lazor tool that most sell is the same that you can buy from Halfords, its the adapter that you need, although the basic Lazor tool can be modified to fit the Vec, the pins just need trimming down.

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    Anyone know the average mileage when the rear pads need changing ive heard they dont last too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    I got myself one of these. Cheap enough.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ZAFIRA-VECTRA-...d=p3286.c0.m14
    Does this include everything you need in this kit..?

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    It does.
    The tool can be used on the front calipers with a suitable socket / spark plug socket length to fill in the recess.
    Good bit of kit IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Readster View Post
    It does.
    The tool can be used on the front calipers with a suitable socket / spark plug socket length to fill in the recess.
    Good bit of kit IMO
    Why would you want to use it on the front brakes? You don't need to rotate the piston (doing so may well tear the rubber seal), just push it in - of which you can use a G cramp for that.

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    It didn't rotate the front pistons as the spin wasn't passed on as I used a socket as a base if you see what I mean.
    It works quickly as a 'press' using this method on cars other than VX too.

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