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Front brakes

After about 90.000km it became time to place a new set of brake discs and pads. Ordered a new set online, for about 100 euro's including shipping.

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I haven't replaced the brakes on this car, but usually it isn't very complicated. Begin by jacking up the car and removing the wheel.

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Remove the lid from the brake fluid reservoir. When pushing the piston back later, the fluid needs to be able to have room to rise.

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Pry the piston back by using a wrench as to give the disc some room to move.

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Get a ratchet to remove the lower bolt from the caliper.

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The whole caliper can now pivot up and the brake pads can be removed.

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Remove the small bolt. When removing mine, 1 broke. No problem, the are only useful to make it easier putting the wheel back, you can also leave them out.

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Finally remove the last two bolts so the whole caliper can be removed.

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The brake disc can now be removed.

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After cleaning the hub and degreasing the new disc it can be put in place.

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Put the caliper back and put in the bolts.

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Torque up the bolts.

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Put some copper grease on the spots where the brake pad slides in the caliper.

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The pads can now be put in the caliper.

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Clean the piston and then push it all the way back. Take care the brake fluid reservoir doesn't overflow.

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The last bolt can now be put back and torqued up.

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And finally put back the wheel and torque up those bolts.

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And then do the same at the other side :).