User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Brakes What Tools

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    worcester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Brakes What Tools

    I have a signum 2.0dti 2004 that requires new front and rear discs/pads, reading the how too I need the follwing tools:

    1. T30 Torx Bit (male) 1/2" socket
    2. E20 Tx star socket (female) 1/2" socket
    3. 7mm allen key
    4. long nose pliers

    Do I need anything else?

    Price for kit's £51.02 each from Auto Vax, but don't say what make, what make is best i.e ebc etc?

  2. #2
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    A very long breaker bar, lots of WD40, and a very large hammer...

  3. #3
    Regular Member Daywalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Kaunas raj
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Qashqai

    Trim : Visia

    Engine : 1.5dci

    Year : 2010

    Default

    Also a rewind caliper tool to do the rear pads

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    worcester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Looks like the list tools is right so the tools are now on order and next weekend if it does not rain the work starts. Just got to print out the how too.

    Thanks for the replies.

  5. #5
    Regular Member Jezzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    S.E
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Daywalker View Post
    Also a rewind caliper tool to do the rear pads
    I think the long-nose pliers were to be used instead of the rewind tool.

  6. #6
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Rewind tool ideally and an E18 socket for the rears.

    As you've listed, get 1/2" sockets as with the long breaker bar (which you'll need and possibly a bit of extra 'extension' like a short bit of scaffold pole) you'll have no bother.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Rapala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Clackmannanshire Central Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    It will help if you apply a bit of heat to the caliper bracket torx bolts as they have thread lock compound applied to the threads before they are fitted and heating them softens the compound and makes the bolt easier to undo

  8. #8
    Regular Member clightowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRI hatch

    Engine : z19dth

    Year : 2006

    Mileage : 110000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Rewind tool ideally and an E18 socket for the rears.

    As you've listed, get 1/2" sockets as with the long breaker bar (which you'll need and possibly a bit of extra 'extension' like a short bit of scaffold pole) you'll have no bother.
    Torque wrench may be a good idea as well dont want to sheer a bolt with the breaker bar!!!!

  9. #9
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Torque wrench to undo the bolts you mean? If so, definitely not a good idea. Easy way to wreck a torque wrench. Also if you're undoing a bolt how would you use a torque wrench for that? If you set it to a particular setting and tried to undo the bolt, if it didn't loosen the bolt before that setting then the wrench will kick in and start clicking.

    For tightening the bolts then yes, obviously good to have one.

  10. #10
    Regular Member clightowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRI hatch

    Engine : z19dth

    Year : 2006

    Mileage : 110000

    Default

    sorry yeah didnt make clear, for re-torqueing the bolts afterwards, have seen someone use an improvised breaker bar (piece of scaffold bar) and take the head clean off he was not happy!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Tools what do you have?
    By Bigtee in forum General Motoring Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 31st January 2012, 13:58
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 3rd September 2011, 20:23
  3. what tools do i need for rear brakes on 2.0 dti?
    By MCD in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th March 2011, 17:47
  4. Most used tools
    By Tadpole in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25th January 2009, 22:09
  5. My tools
    By thestaffy in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 21st January 2007, 18:54

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •