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Re: replacing front brake pads

You should also use a high melting point lubricant such as copperslip to regrease any retaining pins and bolts removed so they don't seize in the holes for smooth operation, and to put a very thin smear on the back of the pads to reduce brake squeal. Also be prepared for the pistons being difficult to push back into the caliper body....but as your car is only 4 years old it shouldn't be, but the older they get the stiffer they get (with corrosion, brake dust, road dirt etc). Garages use a special winding socket to press them back or you can use a large lever, but in your case finger pressure may be ok, but you may have to slacken the top of the brake fluid reservoir too to reduce back pressure in the system (be careful fluid doesnt overspill and damage paintwork).
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