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Bought a set of rear pads today and duly started to try and fit them.
Question...How do I wind the piston back in to fit new pads?
Do I need a special tool?
Help is always welcome as this is my first 155 and Im still finding my way around it...
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Re: Rear pads

Originally Posted by Ian M
Bought a set of rear pads today and duly started to try and fit them.
Question...How do I wind the piston back in to fit new pads?
Do I need a special tool?
Help is always welcome as this is my first 155 and Im still finding my way around it...
Ian

Judging by your question I'm guessing that you are aware that the rear pistons do have to be wound in and not simply pushed back into the caliper. If they are not too seized it is possible to wind them in using pipe grips (stilsons?) but you do run the risk of damaging the dust seal which will cause the calipers too seize later on. There is a special tool which garages use which is obviously the correct way of doing things. So, to answer your question, it is possible to do it without special tools but it is a risk.

Hope this helps
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Re: Rear pads

I wouldn't use Stilsons as they are a bit vicious!!

I've recently bought a "proper" tool for £20 from Halfrauds but they can be bought for about a tenner for others (not as nice ) versions.

However, if you use water pump pliers (those that slide up and down to adjust) and a G-clamp to apply pressure it is possible....but as Simon says, only really works if they're not too seized.

If you intend to keep the 155 and possible even go on to a 156 next then I'd advise you purcahse the "proper" tool as 156s are worse!

btw, both sides wind in clockwise

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Re: Rear pads

Heres a not as nice but gets the job done version:

http://www.tooled-up.com/artwork/ProdImage/52334.jpg

£6odd from my motor factors
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Re: Rear pads

Originally Posted by wrinx

btw, both sides wind in clockwise

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Thanks that was my next question
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Re: Rear pads

Thanks for that.
Just had a look £7.83

Originally Posted by AlfaJack
Heres a not as nice but gets the job done version:

http://www.tooled-up.com/artwork/ProdImage/52334.jpg

£6odd from my motor factors
Inflation eh??
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Re: Rear pads

Well after spending most of the morning winding in and out with pipe pliers it just refused to go back in the last 1/4inch....so Ive now been to halfords and bought one of their lovely deluxe rewind tools.
Had to go out this afternoon so not tried it yet but will have a go in the morning.
Thanks for a ll the advice
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Re: Rear pads

Yep - that Halfords winding tool is pretty sexy. Can't remember who makes it but it's worth the £20-odd quids.

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