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I'm an amateur, I've done full services on my cars for years, but never anything mechanic.
Should I attempt front and rear discs and pads on a 2003 TS?
Anything to watch out for?
I'm guessing I'll need a piston retraction tool, some copper grease and some silicon paste for the piston rubber, but otherwise can a complete metrosexual do it?
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It's not too tough. Probably a good job to start on too.
Only thing I'd say is be liberal with the WD40 about 12 hours before you start. Go easy on all the bolts and if it's not moving. Get a blowtorch!
For the rears you will need a retraction tool too

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Not too hard, I managed it following this.

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Other than changing the oil its about the easiest thing you can do. So definitely go for it!
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Has anyone got a diagram of which bolts hold the caliper to the hub to get this out of the way?
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That guide is fab, thanks Donalh!
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For the calipers, get a proper 12" long breaker bar and a brake caliper key (like an allan key but even lengths either side of the right angle with a cusioned grip). They will give you the best torque transfer on the various bolts and make the job so much easier.

Have a spare long M10 bolt with a couple of non locking nuts to hand. If the brake disk is stuck to the hub then place the bolt through the caliper mounting holes, put one nut on untill it reaches the hole, then put the other on the end of the bolt. Tighten the inner nut so that it pushes the other nut and end of the bolt agains the disk. The disk will release with a loud bang and no damage will be done to the wheel bearing.
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