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Great article
Are the pads you used a lot more expensive than genuine ones.
If so is the extra expense worth it
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Great article
Are the pads you used a lot more expensive than genuine ones.
If so is the extra expense worth it
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These pads get good reports from users. I hope to change to them when my present pads wear out.

You can get a discount on these pads thru civinfo - see this link?

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/wheels-...es-direct.html
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This is a great article which I followed successfully to change my front break pads. However do the same instructions apply for the rear pads?
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This is a great article which I followed successfully to change my front break pads. However do the same instructions apply for the rear pads?
Not quite, you'll need a caliper wind back tool to push the piston back into the caliper.
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Is the windback tool a left or right handed thread? Thinking of changing my pads but want to be sure I have all the correct tools before starting.
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Will a simple G clamp do the job?
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Will a simple G clamp do the job?
It will on the front calipers but not on the rear ones.

Have a read of this.
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You really should remove the pad carriers aswell and clean the surfaces on these aswell as clean up the metal shims that the pads slide into. Will prevent the pads from seizing in the carrier and then binding on.
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Not quite, you'll need a caliper wind back tool to push the piston back into the caliper.
Ok, If I get the windback tool. Do I follow the instructions the same but just replace the G-clamp with the windback tool. Or are there any extra steps or precausions I must take?

By-the-way, where can I get the windback tool? Are they standard, do I have to get one that is specific to the civic?

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Ok, If I get the windback tool. Do I follow the instructions the same but just replace the G-clamp with the windback tool. Or are there any extra steps or precausions I must take?

By-the-way, where can I get the windback tool? Are they standard, do I have to get one that is specific to the civic?
This is the tool I bought and it worked a treat.

Disc Brake Piston Wind-Back Tool with Double Adaptor Sealey VS024
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I bought a 20 quid one from GSF, havn't used it yet on the backs, but worked a treat on the fronts..... I would add the reminder to top up fluid levels to max and to be careful of the hoses. Also mention that you should copper grease the backs of the pads and allow 200 miles before worrying about screeching (mine squealed for approx 165 miles before bedded in with no squeaking).

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Copper grease should also be used on the ears of the pads to help them slide in and out
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Copper grease should also be used on the ears of the pads to help them slide in and out
Wouldn't they be better off left clean, the grease would attract dust, and in time clog up and the brakes would bind anyway?
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Wouldn't they be better off left clean, the grease would attract dust, and in time clog up and the brakes would bind anyway?
No because you don't need much and is common practice to use it. (My bro is a mechanic with 25 years experience)
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yep, advice is "sparingly" with every thing greasy around brake components...

Anyone not sure can always ask at JAE for tips advice etc
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It will on the front calipers but not on the rear ones.

Have a read of this.
I used a G clamp with a pair of bent nose pliers, clamp to press while turning with the pliers clamped in between it did the job.
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No because you don't need much and is common practice to use it. (My bro is a mechanic with 25 years experience)
Ok, I was thinking out loud more than anything!
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Clamp and turn it with some molegrips. Works a treat.
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