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DIY: changing the front brake pads

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by yoko89, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. PKMohan

    PKMohan Amatore

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    This thread was quite helpful and I changed the front brake pads today. It took me little over 1hr, I was trying to be cautious for the first wheel, but second one I changed in about 15mins. Should be possible in 40-45mins next time whenever I do.
    Just adding one picture where I used C-clamp to push brake cylinder.
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  2. Maddy79

    Maddy79 Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    @PKMohan
    Can you tell the size of the C-clamp in the pic, you used.
    Happened to see many sizes in shops, your inputs will simplify the buy.
    I saw a 2"/50mm size , but it was looking small for this purpose.

    If anyone else happend to use such clamp,kindly share its size details.
  3. PKMohan

    PKMohan Amatore

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    @Maddy79
    I bought 12cms C-clamp, as you can see in the picture it just fits, but I suggest you go for slightly bigger one . I guess I bought this for about Rs 200/-
  4. rider16

    rider16 Amatore

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    Hyderabad
    Hyderabad
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Awesome thread for the DIY prospects and newbies, we need more threads like these on this forum that will help out DIY guys. kudos man.
  5. Guru_mprasad

    Guru_mprasad Amatore

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    can somebody post pictures of changing brake pads and rotors in 2009 linea...
  6. PKMohan

    PKMohan Amatore

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    Bangalore
    It shouldn't be much different in terms of procedure, as far as I know only pad design is changed. Latter version have butterfly clips, previous version don't. Not sure on rotors though.

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