Help, im inept !

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Help, im inept !

Post by mac star » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:29 pm

Can anyone in Scotland help with this

I now have the rear calliper i need for my car, but having looked at it i have seen the limit of my abilities

I have no idea of how to fit it or what to do or even the tools to do this

can anyone either offer me a knock down price to fit it for me or a hand with fitting it so as to teach me a little bit about it

or better yet just the tools so i can make a complete mess of it ?

can you please call me 0131 476 4003 to let me know if you can help


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Post by martinholmesuk » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:37 pm

Whatever happens, Use lots of WD40 and some good sockets (6 point socket design)
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Post by Murf » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:34 pm

are you bringing it through on sat? one of us could maybe have a quick squint at it! i dont think its that bad a job as you dont have to remove the back plate (the bit thats usually rusted on) just undo the brake hose and then remove the 2 bolts that bolt the caliper on to the bracket?
i think thats the way it goes, anyone want to correct me?

is it a new caliper or one from the scrappy and are you changing the pads too mac?
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Post by chris1roll » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:01 pm

Thats right murf, only problem you may have is if the car is fitted with the older type of handbrake cables with a steel bush on the end. This will rust solid to the caliper. Later ones had plastic bushes to stop this happening.
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Post by mac star » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:46 pm

Ally (who is a god send) took a look at it for me today and did lots to it

handbrake now just needs tightend up i hope ??

Yes i will have it through on sat woo hooooooo

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