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Had a quick search around and know this is a common problem.

Question is: has anybody had them not come out at all and whats the best method should smacking it with a hammer and punch just doesnt work?

Ive got one pin that has bowed quite badly and due to not having any spare pins i've left it in incase it snaps cos then i would be up chocolate creek.

Gonna get a spare pin or two then come back to it but need abit of advice should smacking it not work.

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Rich
 

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Some say they needed to cut the pin, remove the caliper and smack the pin in a vice. I've got a spare set of pins If you were closer. Try PM'ing Mr Pink for a decent set of pins. Cheaper than OE ones and a much better design.
 

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Mine bowed out on mine, had to cut it off and use a punch. Absolute ball ache to be fair. Plenty of lube, let it soak for a while.
 

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Gonna lube it up and probably buy some news pins also. Hopefully they'll come out eventually cos cutting em n punching sounds a massive ball ache! Its a pain cos the passenger side was a dream with no problems. Can never be an easy job can it..
 

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I used penetrating oil on mine twice a day for a week with no luck.
And after having 3 of them I decided to re work the design.
I took mine to a specialist garage in the end to get them removed as I didn’t want hours of cutting and drilling to get them out. The easiest way if you can do it would be to take the calliper off so you can work on it on a bench.
 

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Im lucky in the fact i don't need my car for the next two weeks so am gonna give it a go and if it snaps it snaps n i'll have to take it off and mess around on a bench. Got the front wing to do aswell n i know for a fact that won't go very smoothly :/
 

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What a job and a half that was. Finally got the pins out but ended up having to drill them after cutting them with a grinder. Really properly seized in there. The new pins with the r clips are gonna be a godsend next time
 
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