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Hi, any tips for 156 brakes

Hi, I'm new to alfa owner. Seen it a few years ago when I had a 155 but never got round to registering.
I've bought some discs for my 156 TS selespeed. Does anyone know of any pitfalls I should look out for. I've heard you have to be careful not to back pressure the abs when backing of the old pads. Any one any experience or advice.
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Hi, I'm new to alfa owner. Seen it a few years ago when I had a 155 but never got round to registering.
I've bought some discs for my 156 TS selespeed. Does anyone know of any pitfalls I should look out for. I've heard you have to be careful not to back pressure the abs when backing of the old pads. Any one any experience or advice.
If you drive normally, why would you have to worry about back pressure on the abs? My experience with all Alfas is that braking is not one of the flaw prone areas.
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I meant when I was backing the caliper pistons out to make space for the new pads. I've heard that you can damage some abs systems by flowing the fluid backwards through the sytem, apart from overflowing the reservoir obviously.
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Never had any problems...simply remove the reservoir cap and drain some fluid off if necessary and away you go. If you're doing the rears as well you'll need to get a brake wind back tool...Halfords do them.

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