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Saved my day, thanks!
It took me about 3 hours to get the first side done (visiting Renault Forums after the first hour of frustration) and a half-hour to do the other.
Just a couple of things to add (sorry if it's been said and I've missed it):
The handbrake cable unhooks fairly easily, which then allows the caliper to be swung round for better accessibility. I laid my two wheels flat on top of each other and supported it on them.
I wasted a lot of time turning the cylinder, expecting it to screw itself in, but it doesn't.
Then, as suggested above, I used a 150mm wood clamp to put the pressure on; it needed quite a bit. Then I screwed the cylinder in with a super-wrench; adjustable crescent pliers would probably do too.
you have to get the rotating end as central as you can on the piston, the other end has to be parallel on the nut for the hand brake adjuster, as you start to wind, the piston will rotate if its all parallel.
cessante ratione legis cessat ipsa lex
"When the reason for the law ceases, the law itself ceases."
Currently in espaced?'s garage:
2001 espace 2.2 DCI VF8JEOK
Last edited by espaced?; 20th July 2007 at 09:00 AM.