Before I do this, I have a couple of questions I could do with answering, please? I realise that they may have been partially, or even fully answered (and I have searched both site
) - I'm a novice with some recent spannering success, but I don't want to make any assumptions on this one. As far as I can tell, the job entails:
remove cap off the brake fluid reservoir
safely jack the brute up and set axle stand in place
remove caliper mounting bolts
remove the pad spring
tie up the caliper with a coat hanger or something similar
remove the caliper mounting bracket
remove cruddy disc
remove pads from caliper
and then reverse (basically) to fit new gear
Couple of queries.....I know the back brake needs a special tool to rewind the caliper piston, but on the front is it just a case of pushing it back with a suitably blunt instrument? Is that right? What would people suggest? I am assuming that the fluid just flows back in the system, hence taking the cap off the reservoir. Is my understanding correct there? Am I right in also assuming that I should not be spilling/losing any fluid?
What holds the pad in place? The inside one I understand has a clip mounting that fits
into piston. What about the outer one? I'm guessing it'll be obvious as I take one off, but I just want to be clear.
Also, I've just realised I don't have a proper torque wrench.....so what do I do? Gazza advises 4.8-5.2 daNm - strikes me that there are three options:
1) buy tool
2) let someone who has tool do it
3) do it firmly (but not stupidly) tight and mutter "that's going nowhere!"
what do others do? Same with the disc mounting pin and the caliper bracket bolts (well, all of them really)
Assuming I get it done....I'm a bit confused about bleeding the brakes. Is it just a case of pumping the brakes afterwards then topping up the reservoir?
Many thanks for any advice received.