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As I found out today when your changing your front pads plan ahead and order a set of caliper pins for the front brakes. We found today that the bottom pin siezes in position and bends in the middle with the amount of force needed to get it out. Luckily we were able to save my pins but only just. Its possible the pin could bend so much it would need sawing out so just to forwarn you!
 

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Preventative Maintenance!

I took mine out and copper greased them when i got the car!

Yes i am a car geek! :oops:
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bet you had fun getting the discs off aswell Jon, they seem to weld themselves on!
They take some beating off!
 

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Drench them in WD40 the day before, and then before you do the job
(obviously just the end of the pin, not the pad)

Use something blunt to tap the pins out jently, flush to the caliper
then use a small screwdriver to tap them through the caliper

Take it steady and you'll have no problems
Buy some brake and clutch cleaner as you will need it to de junge the cailpers (try getting all the old dust off!)
phil
Alternatively drive over here and i'll give you a hand
 

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On the top pic (brembo fronts)
you want box No. 3 you'll see a pin the X2 means you need two
the other piece is the retaining clip, which you wont need to replace

If you can have a look (maybe post a pic for me to see)
at your pins engine side in see if they are rusty or not
I'm down in Blandford, Dorset mate
Here's the pins circled in red
 

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Davelee225 said:
cheers mate. Alex, can you confirm the part numbers?

Think the number 3's were quite expensive. just over £30
Give it a try first mate before buying some, get the WD40 out even if you drench them a few times!
phil
 
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