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Changing Front Pads - Swansea area?



  Blk/Gold 182 FF
I fancy giving this a go myself but I havent done it on my own before and wondered if anyone from the swansea area fancy helping me out if they have the tools / Know how? Beer Money Included :)

Thanks
 

George@RTR_Parts

ClioSport Trader
  need BRAKES? PM me
Sure one of local lads will give you a hand

There's also a good step by step guide with decent pictures in the Guides section of the forum mate
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
Ive done small bits on the car but never the pads - isit majorly difficult for a novice? I know that you have to be careful with the shims and give the sliders a good grease but thats all i was told lol
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
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using this Pic as a guide - Where are the Sliders located? I read you should grease them up when you change the pads but im not sure where they are haha
 
  330i. E30 Touring.
Front ones are ten mins work.

Wheel off.

Use a 17mm spanner and a 13mm ratchet spanner/socket to undo the bolts that hold the caliper to the yoke.

Only loosen the top one. Remove te bottom one. Fold caliper up. Remove old pads.

Replace. Install in reverse order.
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
as i want to give the whole lot a clean down and grease up (havent been done for about 2 years or so) where abouts are the slider's? not even sure of the real name of these :|
 
Yep once the 2 nuts are out you can just slide them out, clean them up with a rag, wack some new slider grease on or whatever else is compatible, slide them back in and pop the rubber covers back over the lip, self explanatory once there in front of you.
 

MarkCup

ClioSport Club Member
Don't forget to loosen the brake fluid reservoir cap off or pressing the pistons back in to give space for the new thick meaty pads will be a b*tch.
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
need to try and book it in to a garage next week too as one of the handbrake cables snapped, its the passenger side rear wheel one. nightmare on hill starts ha
 
  330i. E30 Touring.
Don't forget to loosen the brake fluid reservoir cap off or pressing the pistons back in to give space for the new thick meaty pads will be a b*tch.
I never bother with this.

Just use a G-clamp and it pushes straight back in,
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
Oh cool, I wouldn't have a clue where to start with the handbrake cable, be nice to do it ye! Thanks mate!! I'll find out some dates and times I'm free and let you know and we can work out a day. Any particular days to avoid on your part mate?
 


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