Well not entirely today, but put on some slightly lowered Eibach Pro Kit springs from Nemesis UK (not the greatest before and after pics but should be dropped about an inch), decided to paint the calipers red and also cleaned up the brake hubs with a fresh coat of hammerite silver rattle can.
Thank you, I just used a kit from E-Tech (can be found cheaper than that amazon link) , came with brake cleaner, wire brush, paintbrush and the paint. I did buy a few more 1/2 inch paint brushes as they get a bit dried up and also some smaller brushes for smaller areas.Calipers look great, what did you paint them with? My rears with 12k miles were looking shoddy and I had some black caliper paint so tidied them up, fronts don’t look amazing, like the idea of red though
yesterday got new front discs and pads fitted, brake pedal feels a good bit stronger (both inner pads on old set were stuck fast in the caliper so only had outside pad braking... Those pad pins are a git to get out, anyone buy the hardware kit in the UK or best hitting rockauto for them (for future pad swaps)?
yes, we got them out eventually in several bits but my replacements hadn't turned up so we er borrowed someone elses and they will get mine when they arrive. I'm sure i have an old pin remover from my Opel Manta days, i must look for that.Is it the pin that has no threads for screwing in, but which you have to hammer in and out you are talking about? I use a screw that fits through the hole to hammer it out, and use the head of the same screw on the other side of the bolt to hammer the bolt back in.
basically this stuff, where do folks this side of the pond get it without having to wait weeks for it?Same for the "banjo" bolt. The head of a screw that's small enough to go through the hole, but not so small that it will go into the banjo bolt and rip up the threads.