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Just changed my rear pads and including jacking changed both sides in in under 30mins, wish all jobs were that easy

You will need a caliper rewind tool to get the piston back
 

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Satisfying when a plan comes together :thumbs:
 

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wow that good going, did u clean up the places where the pads sit and copper slip them too in that time? keeps them from draggin on the disk and squeeling

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With the rewind tool it makes it a very simple job.
It baffles me why some people still do the job without...!
 

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wow that good going, did u clean up the places where the pads sit and copper slip them too in that time? keeps them from draggin on the disk and squeeling

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That was the reason for changing them, previous pad change had used far too much grease which had gone hard in the stainless steel shims/holder causing pads to stick on

A little brake cleaner and all wiped clean
 

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That was the reason for changing them, previous pad change had used far too much grease which had gone hard in the stainless steel shims/holder causing pads to stick on

A little brake cleaner and all wiped clean
copper slip isnt grease !

grease is wrong, as is not cleaning up the edge of pads and places where pads sit and giving a coat of copper slip to keep things sliding nicely
 

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copper slip isnt grease !

grease is wrong, as is not cleaning up the edge of pads and places where pads sit and giving a coat of copper slip to keep things sliding nicely
Sorry it was the wrong word I obviously used copper grease, LHM would have been a bad move
 

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:) seen people use grease mate......it congeals an collect dirt and pads cannot move

ill be having all pads out after winter n give everything a good clean.....all the salty water dont do em any good

nice way to spend a couple of hours :)

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Just changed my rear pads and including jacking changed both sides in in under 30mins, wish all jobs were that easy

You will need a caliper rewind tool to get the piston back
This is how , this is where , this is it
https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156brakesrear/
and of course : https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156brakesfront/

the rewind tool is sold at alfistinet : Alfa Romeo Ersatzteile - Italia Ricambi - Bremskolben-Rckstellwerkzeug (manuell) WES6188346/6188338
notice the ekstra adapter sold separately!!!!!!!!!!! (the one they sold me diden´t fit :cry: )

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With the rewind tool it makes it a very simple job.
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i got a call off a mate of mine ...he said renew rear pads and he cant get pistons back ..tried hammering wedges in :eek::wow: told him to wind pistons in:cheese: his 1hr job took 4 hrs ..i wonder why:cheese:
 

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i got a call off a mate of mine ...he said renew rear pads and he cant get pistons back ..tried hammering wedges in :eek::wow: told him to wind pistons in:cheese: his 1hr job took 4 hrs ..i wonder why:cheese:
he he

bet he dont make that mistake again

wedges is a different way of doing it......i have a thick wide steel bar what i use on fronts, slide it in and twist with a set of movers, never fails :)
 

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i got a call off a mate of mine ...he said renew rear pads and he cant get pistons back ..tried hammering wedges in :eek::wow: told him to wind pistons in:cheese: his 1hr job took 4 hrs ..i wonder why:cheese:
Poor guy.:cry:

A waterpump plier is a very powerfull tool combined with a clamp a socket and a watch ( clockwise anticlockwise:) )

https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156brakesrear/

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With the rewind tool it makes it a very simple job.
It baffles me why some people still do the job without...!
Quick question. I am about to do this job myself (rear brakes almost play musical notes when I am reversing down my drive - which is a 1 in 3 slope ).

Do both pistons rewind in the same direction and if so is it clockwise or anticlockwise? The reason I ask is that my last car (Jag X-Type) the driver's side wound clockwise and the passenger's side went anti-clockwise.

Oh, and that link above - that's hellishly expensive for what is a fairly standard tool. Bit of wallet raping going on there IMO.

Other forum people speak well of this little device.
 

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Quick question. I am about to do this job myself (rear brakes almost play musical notes when I am reversing down my drive - which is a 1 in 3 slope ).

Do both pistons rewind in the same direction and if so is it clockwise or anticlockwise? The reason I ask is that my last car (Jag X-Type) the driver's side wound clockwise and the passenger's side went anti-clockwise.

Oh, and that link above - that's hellishly expensive for what is a fairly standard tool. Bit of wallet raping going on there IMO.

Other forum people speak well of this little device.
both clockwise
 

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As for the Laser 1314 rewind tool, you'll find it for around £15 if you look.
 
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With the rewind tool it makes it a very simple job.
It baffles me why some people still do the job without...!
I do it without because the first time I did it (on a Sierra I think) I didn't know I needed one. I rang my uncle because I was struggling and he said I could either drive over there and get his rewind tool or use a pair of long nosed pliers. As the car was in bits I wasn't driving anywhere so I used the pliers. I've never found it a struggle so never bothered with buying the tool.

I drive like an old man so I've never put more than 1 pair of pads in any car I've owned so I've never really felt that I do it often enough.
 
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