Thread: Brake job, DIY?
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Old 04-01-2002, 05:29 PM
HGV HGV is offline
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I have never had to remove the hubs to get the disks of on the new style rotors. A well placed blow from a heavy brass hammer is all that I have ever used. Use some penetrating oil on the small allen set screw while you take the caliper bolts off. I would suggest getting some MBZ brake paste. Every time I don't, I wish I had from the low speed squeel. I have had bad luck with Textar pads and you might consider Benbo. Textar work well on my 87 300td with the signle piston ATE caliper, but don't work well on my 95 E320 with the four piston design. I am not sure what yourcar has. Get new brake sensers for the brakes that have them.
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