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Yep, laugh it up, when you don't have nothing reasonable to add why not just laugh, point with the finger and wave CVs around.
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Hi Demon - many thanks for your comments regarding the fitting of brake pads - and no doubt you have opened a lively discussion here on this forum. I have a copy of the official renault workshop manual and thought I'll have a look and see what it recommends. It states there are two distinctly different tools for retracting caliper pistons and are listed as follows.
Front:- Tool No. Fre.823
Rear:- Toll No. Fre 1190-01
Both are distinctly different - the front tool only pushes the piston back but the rear tool pushes the piston back whilst turning it clockwise. It makes no mention of not turning the front brakes caliper pistons but it accepted practice in the motor trade not to - this is to minimise damage from an excessively worn or scored piston. The Haynes manual also states "turn the rear caliper piston clockwise, whilst similtaneously pressing the piston into the cylinder until it will go no further"
Just hope this will clarify the situation.
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Given the fact that I have no inclination to get into a public slagging match over this issue AND the fact that I KNOW I'm right, I'll keep my distasteful comments to myself.

Thanks to the people who read this post and have commented constuctively.


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Please can we desist from allowing this to deteriorate any further

Gonescenile - thanks for the excellent post

Demonxp - Gonescenile has his opinion and you have yours. Please try to be less blunt in the future

madnoel10 - thanks for the clarification

This thread shows very clearly how differing views should be carefully considered before taking one opinion over the other

Thank you for the contribution as always...

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You're quite right, but just to clarify, the piston has to be rotated to reset the handbrake adjuster - it's the same as Saab used on their front discs, I had to make a tool to turn the pistons on those in the eighties when I had one.

Thanks for the excellent post, Gonescenile, I'm looking forward to the cambelt change tutorial ...?

All the best,

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