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Re: Recommend laguna II disk and pads

Measure the discs properly, and also take note of any makers names on the calipers, sometimes there is the option of 2 types of pad depending on what make of caliper that is fitted !

The screws that hold the disc in place are normally Torx head so make sure you have one to fit...can't remember off hand what size it is, put the torx bit in the screw and give it a couple of good blows with a hammer this will help to free off the screw, if it's tight try to tighten it slightly first so that any damage to the head will not be done in the direction you loosen the screw !

Put a smear of grease on the hub before fitting the new disc after cleaning it up of course.

Here's a thread with some pictures:
How to change front discs and pads(with pics)

Also here's a tip...I've just copied this from another thread I wrote it on...

When pushing the caliper pistons back into the caliper you should clamp the flexi hose that goes to the caliper and open the bleed nipple on the caliper so when the piston is pushed back into the caliper the fluid it moves comes out of the nipple and doesn't go backwards through the system!

Most will say it's not necessary and to be honest I've risked not doing it on my own car, but this method should be used as modern brake systems with ABS etc don't like the fluid to go the wrong way through the system.

Also when everything is fitted and you need to pump the brake pedal to seat the pads on the discs or when bleeding the brakes only ever push the pedal as far as it would travel under normal daily use....don't push it right down to the floor where it never normally goes. If you do you run a very big risk of damaging the master cylinder seals as they will be traveling to a part of the master cylinder bore that is never used, this area will more than likely have some corrosion on it and this may damage the seals.


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